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

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Staff Reviews


I remember when my first grade teacher, Mrs. Murphy, read this to us. First grade was the year when everything started to go wrong, beginning with Mrs. Murphy. She never sounded happy except when she was reading Caps for Sale, or describing cavemen.

— Sarah G.

There's something eternal about the picture books that you return to over and over again. Caps For Sale will continue to delight our grandchildren's children for it has it all - counting, colors, caps, commerce, balance, monkeys, peddlars and best of all, monkey business.  I love it when the animals will but let the humans think that they have won. And there's geographical significance to this story as well.  The monkeys remind me of the baboons who stole my hat on the way to the beach in South Africa.

— Cheryl

Moral of the story is: every head only needs one cap. Also don’t sleep under trees if you haven’t first checked them for monkeys.

— Sierra

Description


Caps for Sale is a timeless classic beloved by millions...one of the most popular picture books ever published! This picture book is an excellent choice to share at home or in the classroom, as children love chanting along with the naughty monkeys.

Children will delight in following the peddler’s efforts to outwit the monkeys and will ask to read it again and again. Caps for Sale is an excellent easy-to-read book that includes repetition, patterns, and colors, perfect for early readers.

This tale of a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and also teaches children about problem and resolution.

This classic picture book will be appreciated as a birthday, baby shower, or graduation gift! It never fails to get preschoolers chanting along and giggling.

About the Author


Esphyr Slobodkina (1908–2002), internationally renowned artist and author of the children's classic Caps for Sale, was among the first female American artists to explore abstraction and the first to use collage in American storybooks. She studied art in Russia and China before immigrating to the United States in 1928. She was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group, and her work is represented in prominent museum collections across the country.

In addition to Caps for Sale Slobodkina also wrote and/or illustrated over 24 children’s books. Over the decades she also completed hundreds of paintings and assemblage works that can be found in major museums in the United States.

Before her death in late 2002 Slobodkina left copious notes and illustrations for additional stories. Slobodkina encouraged her assistant and protégé Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer to carry on her storybook work after Slobodkina’s death. Many of Slobodkina’s story ideas and characters (including Slobodkina herself) are incorporated into the continuing Caps for Sale book series.



Esphyr Slobodkina (1908–2002), internationally renowned artist and author of the children's classic Caps for Sale, was among the first female American artists to explore abstraction and the first to use collage in American storybooks. She studied art in Russia and China before immigrating to the United States in 1928. She was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group, and her work is represented in prominent museum collections across the country.

In addition to Caps for Sale Slobodkina also wrote and/or illustrated over 24 children’s books. Over the decades she also completed hundreds of paintings and assemblage works that can be found in major museums in the United States.

Before her death in late 2002 Slobodkina left copious notes and illustrations for additional stories. Slobodkina encouraged her assistant and protégé Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer to carry on her storybook work after Slobodkina’s death. Many of Slobodkina’s story ideas and characters (including Slobodkina herself) are incorporated into the continuing Caps for Sale book series.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064431439
ISBN-10: 0064431436
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Reading Rainbow Books