Caps for Sale

Caps for Sale

A Tale of A Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business

Book - 1985
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A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1985], c1947
Characteristics: [43] p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780201091472
0060257784 (lib. bdg.)


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Those sneaky little monkeys are taking off with the salesman's hats - whatever will he do?

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JeffcoKids Jan 11, 2021

Follow the adventure of the mischievous monkeys that steal a sleepy peddler’s hats.

A classic tale about a what happens when a group of mischievous monkeys steal a salesman’s hats.

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JeffcoBooks Feb 13, 2019

"My mom said “the man who sells caps in Caps for Sale” and I thought that was hilarious."

A peddler walks from town to town, selling the caps he proudly balances in a stack on the top of his head.

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Jan 25, 2019

It is very fun book for beginning reader.

This is a classic and humorous story about a peddler who tries to outsmart a group of monkeys. This book teaches children about different colours, patterns and also has a lot of repetition, which is excellent for an early reader. (submitted by KB)

Dec 18, 2017

Very clever story and wonderful illustrations! It reminded me of the story of the contest between the sun and the wind to make a man remove his coat. Sometimes, the answer is counter-intuitive!

Jun 18, 2016

This book is pretty good (Although not my favorite) but still good.:)

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 3-5. A peddler has to outwit a band of mischievous monkeys to get back his caps.

KCLS_Gerry Nov 28, 2014

One of my favorite books! Be sure to make the monkey sounds and act out the peddler and the monkeys actions.

wrell Sep 22, 2014

Great story for beginning readers

Aug 21, 2014

This is a wonderful learning book for the little ones. Through this book they can learn counting, colors and because of the repetitiveness, beginning reading. The story is simple. The illustrations are colorful. How the man gets his hats back is comical.

KRockstar10 Mar 21, 2014

This book is perfect for reading out loud! Very cute story about a cap peddler who has a run-in with some mischievous monkeys.

Jan 29, 2010

My daughter LOVED it! Especially acting out the antics of the monkeys..highly recommended!


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Mar 02, 2017

john6901 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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