Fiction Books Caps for Sale Big Book (Reading Rainbow Book) (96)

Caps for Sale Big Book (Reading Rainbow Book) (96)

Caps for Sale Big Book (Reading Rainbow Book) (96)
Item No. PB00059
ISBN-13 9.78E+12
Format Big Book Paperback
Subject Fiction BIG Book Picture Books Life Science Animals Monkey Business Selling Entrepreneurship
# of Pages 48
Size 15" x 17"
Author Slobodkina, Esphyr
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Series Big Book Editions
Publisher Harper Collins
Date Published 1996
Reviews / Awards Noted YES


Monkey Business"Caps! Caps for sale! Fifty cents a cap!" The peddler has huge stack of caps, balanced carefully on top of his head. Brown caps, blue caps, gray caps, and red caps. But no one wants to buy a cap. So he goes for a walk in the country, and takes a nap under a shady tree. When he wakes up, the caps are gone -- al except his own checked one. Where could his caps have disappeared to? And how will he ever get them back? Review

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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

"From an old folk tale [the author] has fashioned this bright picture book, infusing it with a humor which seems to have sprung from her own hearty enjoyment of the troubles of a peddler with a abnd of monkeys."" --The New York Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.