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

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ISBN13: 9780064431439
ISBN10: 0064431436
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Caps for Sale is a timeless classic, in print for over fifty years, and beloved by generations of readers. This easy-to-read story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity. Children will delight in following the peddlers efforts to outwit the monkeys in this new, enlarged, and redesigned edition, and will ask to read it again and again.

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"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 band of monkeys."( --The New York Times)

Synopsis:

Beloved by generations, this timeless classic about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity. Full color.

Synopsis:

Beloved by generations, this timeless classic about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity. Full color.

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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megksmi, September 9, 2010 (view all comments by megksmi)
While this is an older book by today's standards, it is a classic. I am a speech-language pathologist and I love this book for the repetition it uses as well as the use of the /k/ sound. The colors of the pictures could use some updating/brightening, but the story does it's job. Even very young children enjoy the book because of the repetition and the story is easy to follow. Monkeys are an animal that a lot of children like, possibly due to the 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed stories. This story also has monkeys, but they do not talk, they simply say, "Tsk, tsk, tsk." :) Excellent quick 5 minute story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064431439
Subtitle:
A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business
Author:
Slobodkina, Esphyr
Author:
by Esphyr Slobodkina
Author:
Angeles, Peter A.
Author:
Slobodkina, Esphyr
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Animals - Apes & Monkeys
Subject:
Monkeys
Subject:
Hats
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Blind
Subject:
Peddlers and peddling
Subject:
Monkeys -- Fiction.
Subject:
Clothing & dress
Subject:
General Study Aids
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reading Rainbow Book
Series Volume:
BB301
Publication Date:
19870924
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.1875 in 5.2 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
to 7

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"Review" by , "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 band of monkeys."(
"Synopsis" by , Beloved by generations, this timeless classic about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Beloved by generations, this timeless classic about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity. Full color.

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