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In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Esphyr Slobodkina’s classic children’s book, Caps for Sale, comes the never before published sequel More Caps for Sale with all new monkey business going on! More Caps for Sale is a posthumous book but is based on story ideas discussed by Anne Marie Mulhearn Sayer of the Slobodkina Foundation and Slobodkina prior to her passing in 2002. The sequel is just as funny as the original and includes original art chosen by Sayer.
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.
The beloved classic Caps for Sale is now celebrating its 75th anniversary with a brand-new sequel featuring the caps peddler and those mischievous monkeys, now with even more monkey business in store!
In Caps for Sale, the peddler woke up from an afternoon nap to discover a tree full of monkeys all wearing his caps. Well, he got his caps back, but the story doesn’t end there!
When More Caps for Sale begins, it is later that same day and the peddler starts his walk home. He does not look back. He does not notice monkeys following him. Right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot. All in step.
Now they are sitting in the tree in the peddler’s backyard. Those monkeys!
The peddler is about to have another extraordinary adventure. True to their nature, the sixteen monkeys that make up the Caps for Sale troop mimic the peddler, but this time good things just might happen.
Filled with warmth and humor, this easy-to-read book is perfect for early readers and follows the same great folktale tradition as the original Caps for Sale.
Caps for Sale was first published in 1940 and is a children’s book that has been read to millions of kids over multiple generations. I absolutely love these books and feel every kid should enjoy the stories at least once. There is something special about these older style stories from a world before technology.