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Subtitled A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business, this absurd and very simple story has become a classic, selling hundreds of thousands of copies since its first publication in 1940. A peddler walks around selling caps from a tall, tottering pile on his head. Unable to sell a single cap one morning, he walks out into the countryside, sits down under a tree, checks that all the caps are in place, and falls asleep. When he wakes up, the caps are gone--and the tree is full of cap-wearing monkeys. His attempts to get the caps back generate the kind of repetitive rhythm that 3- and 4-year-olds will adore. (Preschool and older) --Richard Farr --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"From an old folk tale [the author] has fashioned this bright picture book, infusing it with a humor which seems to have sprung from her own hearty enjoyment of the troubles of a peddler with a abnd of monkeys."" --The New York TimesSee all Editorial Reviews
Such a fun book! We love it in our house. It is uniquely paced and fun to read.Published 2 days ago by BC
This book is lots of fun, even if it feels like it's from a long time ago. It's nice to have a book that's not about bears or bunnies, too!Published 10 days ago by Erica
Granddaughter Skyler loves it! It will become a family treasure!Published 11 days ago by Wendy Woolery
My kids loved this. Now my grandkids love it. I hope they read it to their kids and grandkids.Published 21 days ago by Elizabeth Petrides
I ordered this as a gift for a new Grandmother. My wife is a retired kindergarten teacher and used this book for twenty years. She read it a number of times to our grandchildren. Read morePublished 24 days ago by cbuffalo45