Joan Alleyne's Reviews > Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
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Jun 27, 11

bookshelves: counting, animals, funny
Read in June, 2011

In this book a peddler and some monkeys share some time together and after the monkeys played a trick on the peddler by taking his hats as he slept,they teased him, held on to his hats and mimicked his actions when he demanded his hats back. One of these actions is what made the monkeys return the hats to the peddler. Each time that I read this book to my preschoolers they became totally engaged in the story right to the very end; they even join in telling the story mimicking the noises that the monkeys made as they teased the peddler. This is fun book that can also help young readers in color recognition, pattern recognition and in learning that behaviors and routines can be copied even by monkeys.


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message 1: by Mary (new)

Mary I had a great time with this book. It is one of my favorites. I made monkeys for the children to hang around their neck. We had hat day, and everyone tried to stack their hats on my head as I read the story.


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