Caps for Sale is a timeless classic, in print for over fifty years, and beloved by generations of readers. This easy-to-read story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity. Children will delight in following the peddlers efforts to outwit the monkeys in this new, enlarged, and redesigned edition, and will ask to read it again and again.
If we lost our copy of Caps for Sale, I’d immediately order a new one; it’s that good. The artwork is unique and engaging, and the writing is really lovely in a simple, concise way. Best of all, the story is fun and silly and has ample opportunity for little ones to act the story out alongside the characters—stomping feet, shaking fists, stacking imaginary caps on our heads. It’s a classic for good reason!
Esphyr Slobodkina (1908-2002), internationally renowned artist and author of the children’s classic Caps for Sale, was among the first female American artists to explore abstraction and the first to use collage in American storybooks. She studied art in Russia and China before immigrating to the United States in 1928. She was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group, and her work is represented in prominent museum collections across the country.