Monday, March 13, 2017

Caps for Sale

Caps for Sale. Esphyr Slobodkina. 1938. 48 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Once there was a peddler who sold caps. But he was not like an ordinary peddler carrying his wares on his back. He carried them on top of his head. First he had on his own checked cap, then a bunch of gray caps, then a bunch of brown caps, then a bunch of blue caps, and on the very top a bunch of red caps.

Premise/plot: One morning--after having no luck selling his caps--he decides to take a detour, a walk in the country. This leads to a nap, of course! While under a tree--sleeping--some naughty monkeys steal almost all of his caps!!! Can the peddler outsmart the monkeys?

My thoughts: My mom loved to read this one aloud!!! She did a great job voicing the angry peddler yelling at the monkeys! It's a fun book and very silly.

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10

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