Caps for Sale
Esphyr Slobodkina
Grades: 1 to 2
A tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business. Written by Esphyr Slobodkina in 1949. 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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Score: 5/5
P.Hartye, Tulsa, Oklahoma   (1/1/2012)
Pros: Written in 1940, this is a simple tale of a cap peddler who takes a nap under a tree only to have his wares stolen by monkeys, and how he gets them back. The illustrations are charming and there is a lot of repetition to help new readers follow the story. Children giggle at the monkeys' antics every time.
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