Damn, I never intended to buy another SMASH book again because I made a couple of my own mixed media books by recycling a couple of my half-used wirebound notebooks. But I was at Michaels yesterday looking for something small to buy so I can get a 40% off coupon for a larger purchase. There in the bargain racks was another SMASH book of the same size for $5, wow! There is no plastic cover or pen--so what? New one has photo pockets.