When it comes to books, we love being able to get new ones every chance we get. And with having a younger nephew I love to get him books. Recently I came across the books Caps for more and I have to say it’s really cute, it’s a quick read that will captivate your child long after they are of kindergarten age. It is so much fun and the ending leaves you looking for still more. We loved reading time when my children were younger and my nephew does too. He loves when his mommy reads him a good book, he loves looking at the pictures.
This story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and teaches children about problem and resolution. Children will delight in following the peddler’s efforts to outwit the monkeys and will ask to read it again and again. Caps for Sale is an excellent easy-to-read book that includes repetition, patterns, and colors, perfect for early readers. Since no one is buying his caps, the peddler goes for a walk in the country and when he tires, he sits down under a tree. When he wakes he discovers that sixteen of the caps are missing and that they’ve been taken by monkeys! What follows is some very fun monkey business as the peddler tries all he can to get his caps back.
The illustrations of the town and countryside are sweet and the monkeys are definitely drawn with a sense of humor.
More Caps for Sale is based on story ideas discussed by Slobodkina and Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer throughout their years as friends and business associates prior to Esphyr’s death in 2002. With simple text and illustrations, filled with warmth and humor, this sequel is perfect for early readers and follows a great folktale tradition.
Since Caps for Sale was first published in 1940, millions of children have savored the original tale of the peddler, his caps, and a band of very funny monkeys, and now this charming sequel continues the story!
Both of these books are so adorable and Liam will love then for years to come. He will always have these books and I love getting these for him.