illustration of a man asleep in a tree holding  a cap, while monkeys prepare for mischief.

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

by Esphyr Slobodkina Author

Celebrate 75 years of the favorite classic, Caps for Sale, with this special edition that features a burst calling out this landmark anniversary! Since it was first published in 1940, millions of children have savored this story about a peddler, his caps, and a band of very mischievous monkeys. Now fans will cherish this special anniversary edition that commemorates seventy-five years of this beloved childhood read-aloud, shouting “You monkeys, you,” right along with the peddler, as he shakes his finger at the silly monkeys who’ve taken his caps! Filled with warmth and humor, this easy-to-read book is perfect for early readers and follows great folktale tradition