Comfort Olajide'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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bookshelves: folklore, animal-behavior
Read in September, 2012

I read this book it is about a peddler who walks along the country side to sell caps. He prefers to carry his wares on his head by piling them on top of each other. One day he decided to rest under a big tree, while he was napping a group of monkeys came by and took the caps from his head. When the peddler awakes, he orders the monkey to return his caps. The monkeys refuse with "tsz,tsz,tsz". The peddler was so angry that he throws the only cap left on his head to the ground and the monkeys imitate the peddler's behavior by throwing all the caps down from the tree. The peddler was so happy and he returns the wares to his head and continue his journey saying, Caps! Caps for sale! Fifty cents a cap.

Learning Experience: Children will learn about animal behavior (e.g Monkey imitates peddler angry behavior. I will discuss and demonstrate the monkeys behavior in the book and them ask the children to imitiate what I am doing - act out monkey's behavior.(Monkey see, monkey do) behavior. Children will explore how goods are sold. Children will also appreciate humor in the story telling. Children will learn rhyme in the story "tsz,tsz,tsz."
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