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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business (original 1940; edition 1987)

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Title:Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business
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Info:HarperTrophy (1987), Paperback, 48 pages
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Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (1940)

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This book is about a peddler who sells caps. When he lays down to take a nap, he sees that monkey's have taken his caps. This story is a humorous story for students about monkeys and a peddler. ( )
  MeaganBilski | May 2, 2017 |
This is a cute book about a peddler trying to sale hats. He has no luck doing so so he sits down and takes a nap. When he wakes up all his hats are gone. He finds out the monkeys took them during his nap. ( )
  Devin_Woodall | May 1, 2017 |
Naughty monkeys prove a challenge for an innocent cap seller. ( )
  SaraLancon | Apr 17, 2017 |
This book is fun when a peddler is trying to sell caps and is unsuccessful. So he then decides to take a nap under a tree which is full of mischievous monkeys who make it hard for him when he wakes up. ( )
  MadelynMaxwell | Apr 11, 2017 |
I loved making the monkey sounds when reading this to my boys. ( )
  YHWHisYeshua | Apr 7, 2017 |
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To Rosalind and Emmy Jean,
and to their grandfather
who loved to read to them
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Once there was a peddler who sold caps.
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But the monkeys only shook their finders back at him and said, Tsz, tsz, tsz.
So the peddler picked up his caps and put them back on this head-- first his own checked cap, then the gray caps, then the brown caps, then the blue caps, and then the red caps on the very top.
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A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business is a concise story about a peddler who sells caps. Interestingly, he wears all the caps on his head. Tired from traveling, the peddler decides to take a nap. When he wakes up, he finds that all his caps are missing-- only to discover that monkeys are wearing them! This is a hilarious book that young children will enjoy.
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Subtitled A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business, this absurd and very simple story has become a classic, selling hundreds of thousands of copies since its first publication in 1940. A peddler walks around selling caps from a tall, tottering pile on his head. Unable to sell a single cap one morning, he walks out into the countryside, sits down under a tree, checks that all the caps are in place, and falls asleep. When he wakes up, the caps are gone--and the tree is full of cap-wearing monkeys. His attempts to get the caps back generate the kind of repetitive rhythm that 3- and 4-year-olds will adore. (Preschool and older) --Richard Farr

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A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.

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