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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business (original 1940; edition 1987)
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (1940)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0064431436, Paperback)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
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:41 -0400)
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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