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Caps For Sale a children's book by Esphyr Slobodkina

a children's book about monkeys stealing hats from Pezzo the Peddler by Esphyr Slobodkina

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Pezzo the Cap Peddler

  • May 16, 2009
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An ingenious plot that I remember from my childhood. Now I am enjoying it again with my children. I was always fascinated by how he balanced those hats. The illustrations are quite simple but intriguing. Just looking at Pezzo with all those hats piled one on top of another is more interesting than many of the high tech special effects I have seen in today's movies. Sometimes the simple way is the best.

Pezzo's situation looks bleak as the monkeys that stole his caps are scattered high in the tree. His act of frustration actually serves to get his stolen caps back from the playful monkeys. It shows a child that no matter how impossible a situation is, if you think you can find a solution.

If you can find it, I also recommend Pezzo the Peddler. In that one he goes to a circus carnival and his hats fall off and the circus performers mistakenly take them. This book has a lot more text but also a more intricate plot.

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review by . June 15, 2010
   I love this book. Caps for Sale was one of the very first books that I read. A peddler is selling his caps, with them all stacked on his head, but when he stops to take a nap, they are all gone except for the one on his head. He looks up and sees that a bunch of monkeys are wearing his hats! After several fruitless attempts to get them back, he finally realizes the perfect way to trick the monkeys. He gets his caps back and goes on his way, selling the caps. I read this when I was just …
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
OmWow! I LOVE this! My lil' brother used to have us read it to him ALL the time.
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ale of a peddler, some monkeys and their monkey business.
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ISBN-10: 0061474533 (hbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780061474538 (hbk.)
Photographer: Esphyr Slobodkina (Illustrator)
Author: Esphyr Slobodkina
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: HarperFestival
Date Published: c1938, March 25, 2008
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