Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Caps For Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina

This book was about a man who sold a variety of caps and he stacked them on top of each other when he would walk to town to sell the caps. However, no one was buying his caps so he went to the country and found a tree to rest under for a little bit. When he woke up all of his caps were gone and he found them in the tree with a bunch of monkeys. He gets very angry and tries to get the monkeys to give the caps back but they just keep mimicking him. Eventually, he tricks the monkeys into giving the caps back and he re-stacks them on his head and walks back to town.
I remember this book from when I was in school and I thought it was really funny. I loved reading this book because it was just fun to watch the monkeys and see how the peddler was going to get the hats back. I think that this book would be fun in a classroom because it is simple but you can do a lot with it. The class could create their own play and act out the scenes or they could create a similar story and make their own books. This story is great for getting young children involved in reading!

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