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caps for sale by esphyr slobodkina

caps for sale (original 1940; edition 1966)

by esphyr slobodkina

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Title:caps for sale
Authors:esphyr slobodkina
Info:Scholastic (1966), Paperback
Collections:Your library
Tags:imagination, curiosity, rhythm, rhyme, music, optimism, patterns, counting, negotiation wisdom, colors, english, vintage, humility, diligence

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Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (1940)


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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. ( )
  Indiam16 | Nov 27, 2018 |
Problem solving, money, whole class read
  lrp024 | Nov 21, 2018 |
The peddler is trying to outwit the monkeys. ( )
  cms143 | Nov 20, 2018 |
This is a great story to talk about greed and sharing and morals. ( )
  sfink6 | Nov 1, 2018 |
This story teaches a simple importance of money, if the peddler doesn't sell any caps he doesn't eat for the day, much like if our parents don't go to work, we don't eat. It also shows importance not to lose your patience because it got the peddler no where when he needed his caps back. Children can make connections to real life scenarios where losing your cool doesn't work as well as the importance of a job and working hard everyday not sleeping on the job. ( )
  AmberLynn1213 | Oct 28, 2018 |
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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.
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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