or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Caps for Sale (Reading Rainbow Books) [Paperback]

Esphyr Slobodkina
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Price: 4.19 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 15 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 29 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Book Description

30 Sep 1999 Reading Rainbow Books
Once there was a pedlar who sold caps. But he was no ordinary pedlar - he carried his wares on top of his head! One day he fell asleep and woke up to find his caps had been stolen by a tree-full of naughty monkeys.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Frequently Bought Together

Caps for Sale (Reading Rainbow Books) + The Story of Ferdinand + Harold and the Purple Crayon (Essential Picture Book Classics)
Price For All Three: 11.80

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; New edition edition (30 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064431436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064431439
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 19.8 x 0.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Amazon Review

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 young children will adore. (Age 3 and older) --Richard Farr --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
Once there was a peddler who sold caps. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A corporate lesson 5 Dec 2004
By Amanda Richards VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
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.
Amanda Richards
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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remembered from my childhood, loved by my son 18 Mar 2007
By Pandora
Format:Paperback
No childhood is complete without a copy of Caps for sale. It is one of those classic books which should be part of every child's canon. The story is simple, funny heart-warming and appeals right to the centre of a child's interest. Unforgettable.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I remembered the book as one I loved as a child. It's both for kids and adults. It's fun and the kids love to shake their fingers and stomp their feet with the monkeys. An all time favorite. and the pictures are fun too!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic 11 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
What a wonderful book. I remember loving this book when I was a young child and it thrills me now to read it to my son. Just see if your kids don't get up and act like monkies!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story for aged 2-3 15 April 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great tale and very amusing for little ones. The language is quite stilted (I suspect the result of a rather literal translation) but is easily glossed over by an adult reading it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback