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Caps for Sale (Spanish Edition): Se Venden Gorrasby Esphyr Slobodkina
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Caps for Sale is a timeless classic, in print for over fifty years, and beloved by generations of readers. Now translated into Spanish!
This easy-to-read Spanish edition about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity. Children will delight in following the peddler's efforts to outwit the monkeys in this Spanish edition, and will ask to read the book again and again.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
A band of mischievous monkeys steals a peddler's caps while he takes a nap. Spanish language edition.
Based on an old folk tale, this perennial favorite is about about a poor peddler who loses his caps to a band of mischievous monkeys.
About the Author
From an early age, Russian-born Esphyr Slobodkina was surrounded by parents and friends who were deeply interested in the arts. "Those who didn't practice," she says, "discussed art at great length." She recalls that fifteen to twenty people at the dinner table was not a party but a daily happening. Even during the Russian Revolution and before coming to live in the United States, she always found an inexhaustible supply of laughter in the "saga" of the family struggling for self-preservation.
At the age of 92, Esphyr's sense of fun and good humor still extends to family, friends, and art compositions. Although she continues to produce sculpture and collage, today Esphyr's primary focus is on overseeing the production of musical storybook cassettes of all twenty of her children's books.
Esphyr also recently designed a mini museum in Glen Head, Long Island, New York (through her Slobodkina Foundation), as a place where guests can visit and view more than 200 works of art, her handmade dolls and jewelry, as well as her complete collection of children's storybooks, including some of her original illustrations.
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