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Hardcover Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Book

ISBN: 020109147X

ISBN13: 9780201091472

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

(Book #1 in the Caps for Sale Series)

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Condition: Good*

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Book Overview

Caps for Sale is a timeless classic beloved by of the most popular picture books ever published This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Children will delight in following the peddler's efforts to outwit the monkeys and...

Customer Reviews

9 ratings

Love those monkeys

This book is just precious. I am 76 years and my mom read it to me. You will love it; guarantee!

Cute pictures, uninteresting story

I was hoping for some sort of problem-solving or an adapt-to-the-scenario type story, but the story just sort of ends.

Love this book

I’ve loved this book ever since I was a small child.

A favorite of mine and now a favorite of my grandson!

I couldn't wait to share this cute story with my grandson. He couldn't understand why no one was buying his caps, lol. He thought it was funny when the monkeys copied the man.

Spanish Children's Books

Caps for sale is not a new book in the field of children's literature but it is always a favorite among children. They go back to it over and over again. So pleased to find it in Spanish!

Monkey See, Monkey Do, What Else Can You Expect?

This is a book I loved as a child. It was originally written and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina before WWII and obviously takes place in a European village. It tells the story of a peddler who sells caps, so instead of carrying his wares on his back, he wears them on his head, hats pilled as tall as he is. Our peddler has to walk very straight (we tell Devon to walk straight like the hat man all the time) so he won't spill his hats. One morning the peddler couldn't sell any caps, so he went for a walk in the country and fell asleep under a tree, caps piled high on his head. When he woke all the caps were gone but one. The poor peddler had fallen asleep under a tree full of monkeys and each one was high in the tree, wearing one of the peddler's new hats. The peddler gets angry and shakes his finger at the monkeys, they shake their fingers back. He shakes both his hands at them, they shake their hands back. He stamps his feet, they stamp theirs. And you guessed it, he throws his hat on the ground and they throw their hats on the ground too and the peddler gets his hats back. This story is timeless. Devon likes it and I'm sure years from now, his children will like it as well. Reading books like this is much better for toddlers than television. Sara and I think so anyway and we hope you do to.

A true keeper

This adorable story is simple enough to read to infants under the age of one. By the time they are two, children can easily memorize it and begin to distinguish words on the page. It is particularly delightful for young children, who can identify both with the peddler's nap and his anger at the monkeys in a tree, who have stolen his caps. Altogether, the story is pure joy. Your copy is sure to wear out before your children reach the age of five, as ours did. Alyssa A. Lappen

Deberia ser parte de la ninez de cada nino

Es una historia creativa y graciosa con dibujos que aun recuerdo de la primera vez que me lo leyeron a mi. Es uno de los libros que debe formar parte de la cultura literaria de cada nino, cualquiera que sea su patria.

You need this one if you teach K or 1st Grade!

Caps For Sale is a wonderful tale that students love to read. It is an ideal book for shared reading and offers opportunities for students to learn about the structure of a good story. Slobodkina's story of a peddler trying to sell his wares in a small town has a clear beginning, middle, and end. You need this one if you would like children to learn how to make predictions, recognize patterns, sequence events, and notice setting elements. This book is a "must have" classic in any K and 1st grade classroom.
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