April 21, 2010

Caps For Sale

A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business.
written and illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina

Caps for Sale was my very favorite book as a child. My mother used to read it to me almost every night for a long time. I remember loving the vibrant colors so much. I have a newer copy of it but I'd love to find a vintage one.

also.. I remember loving a book about a small deer who would eat golden grapes. I can't remember the title! Does anyone have any idea of the book I'm talking about?


  1. Not kidding: this was my favorite book! When I got a little older, I would read it to my 2 younger brothers, and now I have a little one of my own that I read it to. I don't know what it was about this book, but I adored it. :)

  2. Thats so funny! Its a really magical book.. the story the colors and illustrations are just perfect. <3

  3. Omg- I was a pre-school teacher for over five years and I read this book more times over those five years than any other story EVER. I was excited when I saw the thumbnail photo in my blog list and knew you'd be talking about this book!

  4. this book rocks!! I used to love {still do}!

  5. I LOVED this book as a kid :) I remember loving all the colors and patterns of the caps :)

    But the books I remember my mom reading me over and over were Peter Rabbit and Little Bear :)

  6. Hi,

    Not sure if you're still after a vintage one, but they sell them here http://www.abebooks.com