Caps for Sale and the Mindful MonkeysBook - 2017
A latest entry in the picture book series inspired by the beloved classic finds the long-suffering peddler receiving unexpected help from the monkeys when he is unable to make a new batch of caps while caring for a sick friend. 60,000 first printing.
The New York Times bestselling and beloved Caps for Sale series by renowned illustrator Esphyr Slobodkina continues!
Following More Caps for Sale, this funny and thoughtful read-aloud is inspired by The Elves and the Shoemaker. Here the monkeys prove to the peddler that while they may be mischievous, they can also be very helpful.
Those playful monkeys who wore the peddler's wares in Caps for Sale just won't leave him alone. As he walks through the streets selling his caps, the monkeys follow behind him, and as he walks back home at the end of the day, they trail along too. All in step. The peddler is tired of their trouble, but when he asks his friend Essie for advice, she thinks he should give them one more chance before deciding they're no good. So when the peddler must go out of town to attend to a sick friend, the monkeys have a surprise in store for his return, showing that they might just be more mindful than they appear.
Unable to make a new batch of caps while caring for a sick friend, a peddler finds help in the most unlikely place.
Distressed because sixteen monkeys are copying his every move, Pezzo the peddler seeks the advice of his friend Essie, who recommends patience.