A very simple case study of an entrepreneur who hoped to make the Fortune 500 by vending colored headgear.
Although carefully balancing his inventory, he was still caught napping by unscrupulous bandits, and had to resort to trickery to get his investment returned.
This elementary lesson teaches the young student several things:
1. You can't sell caps at 50 cents without drawing attention to yourself.
2. Don't ever fall asleep on the job.
3. Don't monkey around in your business dealings.
4. Losing your temper can be a good thing, once it gets the desired results.
5. Returned goods can still be sold for full price if properly displayed.
A useful learning tool for the budding CEO in your family.
Edited to expand: Children can have additional fun with this book counting the hats and identifying the colors. They can also count the monkeys, and have fun acting the role of the peddlar trying to get back the caps. My son liked to pretend he was a monkey!