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

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They went crazy over it. They laughed and go around saying tsk tsk tsk now. I enjoyed this a lot too. I would give it 4 stars, but they got into it so much that I have to give it 5. The art feels pretty bland to me, not distinctive and yet the story is compelling. Something about all the monkeys in the trees. This was recommended to me by a Goodreads user - Thank you kindly Wow!

This was recommended to me by a Goodreads user - Thank you kindly. I think it would mean more if I read it in my childhood, but my niece and nephew really loved it.

View all 10 comments. A classic story that I first remember seeing on Reading Rainbow many moons ago. A hat peddler travels through town, trying to sell his wares. With no one around to make a purchase, he decides to take a nap under a tree and hope that sales will pick up in the afternoon. However, upon waking up, his hats of all colours are gone. He soon locates the thieves in the same tree that allowed him to rest, but it will take some cunning behaviours to ensure that the hats return to the peddler in time for h A classic story that I first remember seeing on Reading Rainbow many moons ago.

He soon locates the thieves in the same tree that allowed him to rest, but it will take some cunning behaviours to ensure that the hats return to the peddler in time for him to make a few sales before the sun goes down.

Neo laughed when he saw what happened to the peddler and got a chuckle out of how things were handled. He asked me why we do not see hat peddlers walking around and selling things in town. I reminded him of the commercialization of the big box stores that try to stomp out the little guy.

He nodded and went back to looking for peddlers on the sidewalk ; Jun 06, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: That said, Caps for Sale was a favorite of mine when I was young. I usually wore skull caps, plastic visors, big floppy straw hats, the occasional beer helmet Then, Carol, my one true college friend, I was shy, okay?

This was her favorite book, too. Now, living through Reagan and Bush 41, I had a different take on the whole russian peddler. I took pity on this proletariat and his need to sell caps to support his family.

Yeah, so I had lofty ideas back then. Yeah, not your typical review, but just a thought on how one book can mean so much and so little to two very different girls.

View all 16 comments. Aug 23, Mackey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Caps, caps for sale, fifty cents a cap This was the cry of the peddler who went through the town with a myriad of colorful caps piled high upon his head. But what happens to the caps when the poor peddler takes a nap under the tree will have you and your children laughing gleefully!

I read this story a thousand or more times to each of my own children, all of our neighborhood kids, anyone who would sit still! I still have it memorized to this day and it still is our favorite story of all! View all 12 comments. Oct 13, The Library Lady rated it it was amazing Shelves: No fancy computer generated illustrations--just a bright, limited palette. No characters with their own TV show. No farting dogs, no cool pullouts or lift the flaps.

Just a simple little story about "a peddler, some monkeys and their monkey business" But for 60 years kids have read and loved this story. This is what a true "classic" is all about! Sep 30, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather after I read this one to the kids! I stuck it in my bag, along with Once Upon a Royal Superbaby , and on the bus ride home I read the book.

Shows what I kno Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather after I read this one to the kids! Shows what I know! I thought my nephew was going to have some sort of hemorrhage from laughing so hard, and the more he laughed, the more my niece laughed. The more the kids laughed, the more my sister and I laughed! Pretty soon, it was a big old comedy hour in the car which is where we read this book. I could not believe that a quaint little book from , with a simple little story and simple little drawings could elicit such joy from those kids!

My sister and I looked at each other in amazement, and I shrugged and said, "I know, right?! Nov 04, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: A wonderful memory from the past Oct 28, Tzippy rated it it was amazing Shelves: You give me back my caps!!!

This peddler is a goddamn cheat. Jul 28, Westminster Library rated it it was amazing Shelves: All the peddler wanted to do was sell some caps and mind his business; the monkeys however had other ideas. This is a great read aloud book for various age levels and of course, the interactive aspect of it will allow for readers to engage more with the story. There is repetition, patterns and colors, all things that are important in early literacy.

Find Caps for Sale: This is one of the best books ever. In the first half of the book, the picture is always on the left page and the text is always on the right page. The center of the book is the only time that the picture is spread out over two pages.

There is text on both of these pages as well. Having only one occurrence of this makes the spread noteworthy. In the second half of the book, all the pictures are on the right pages and the text is always on the left pages. It was This is one of the best books ever. It was originally published in the s, and it really sticks out to me, since most all of the picture books presently published are not created this way.

Monkeys do not make that sound. It is nearly impossible for the human tongue to make that sound. I hate that sound and I wish Slobodkina would have used different words that I would have an easier time saying out loud.

Now that I think about it, this book is rather odd. A peddler with a moustache walks around a village with 17 caps on his head. The most curious thing is that he is selling his caps for only 50 cents each. That is not going to cover his costs. I would suggest that he study the principles of microeconomics.

Also, this village is infested with monkeys that steal hats. I would not encourage anyone to visit this area, even if they are thrifty and pursuing caps. Dec 06, Vivian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Let the children chant with you "Caps! Fifty cents a cap! When he walks out into the country invite the children to stand up oh so carefully -- so as not to upset your wares and walk in place til you find a tree to nap under.

Sit down oh so carefully and check your wares. Touch the imaginary black and white checkered cap, the brown caps which may look yellow to the children -- if so, say "yellow" , the blue caps, and finally way-on-top the red caps. When the peddler wakes up you and the children can stretch and then feel your heads for the caps which are gone! Now comes the fun part.

You and the children all stand up and shake first one fist, then two fists and stamp with one foot while shaking both hands and then stamp with both feet while shaking both fists. You can listen to and view the complete story here: Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions.

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Read reviews that mention caps for sale year old tsz tsz tsz cents a cap years ago great book fifty cents kids love highly recommend board book captain kangaroo loved this book every time tsk tsk tsk give me back love this book little ones sale fifty fun to read classic tale. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is an abridged version. Board book Verified Purchase. I read the description for the Board Book edition of Caps for Sale and thought it was the original book.

If you or your child loves the original version of this wonderful tale, do not buy the board book. Once my son stops trying to tear apart paper pages, we will definitely be switching to the original version. My 2 year old loves this story and we read it often. The story is about a peddler who walks around town with all the caps on his head, trying to sell them. Since no one was buying them, he took a nap by a tree, only to discover that a bunch of mischievous monkeys had taken them and were imitating his angry actions.

We act it out, the stamping, fist shaking, and "tsk tsk" sound, which makes it really fun to read. I really like the rhythmic pattern to the story and the predictability of it - my daughter loves to predict what the monkeys will do next. I also use this book in my second grade class to recognize story elements setting, plot, characters, etc.

We are so disappointed!! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. She loves to repeat his call as he walks down the streets, and she waits to giggle at the monkeys when they mimic the peddler. This book ranks among her favorites. I read it when I was little and enjoy reading it now to my boys. My son has asked me to read it at east twice a day since he got it, he loves when we get to the part about the monkeys. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. I read this to all three of my children growing up and now am reading it to a grandchild.

Had to buy her her own copy. My 40 year old copy is a little worse for wear, but still dear. It helps to be a bit of a thespian while reading it though. One person found this helpful. My sisters and I loved this growing up, and my own children enjoyed the antics I used when reading it to them Few of my acquaintances are familiar with this book so no worries about duplication in gift-giving!

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