One of the books I remember most fondly from my childhood (outside of the previously mentioned Bobbsey Twins) is the ever-popular Caps for Sale. Caps for Sale was a book from my mother's own childhood that she introduced to me. I was immediately captivated by the simple illustrations, bold colors and storyline with which any child could personally identify. I mean, what little kid doesn't appreciate the foot-stamping, fist-raising frustration those monkeys cause?!
When I first purchased this book for Elizabeth, I probably hadn't seen my childhood copy in 15 years. The picture below is the one that really took me on a trip down memory lane. I remember how impressive it was that the peddler could carry all those hats on his head at one time, and I remember thinking the foremost building was a church. I'm not really sure what gave me that impression except that the top of the building resembles a belfry.
And then there are the monkeys, those mischievous rascals!
One thing I appreciate about this book is the easily identifiable beginning, middle and end to the story. We occasionally ask the kids various questions about the books we've read aloud, and this one is great for a 5-7 year old to begin to understand the structure of a story.
As a way to get the ball rolling on this new blog, I've decided to giveaway a copy of Caps For Sale to one lucky commenter. You can also gain a second entry by following The Book Children blog and a third by mentioning this giveaway on your own blog.
The giveaway will end on Monday (6/14) at 8 pm and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter.
The winner of the first giveaway by The Book Children is Ginny! Congrats Ginny!
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