Caps For Sale

My contribution to Monkey Monday: Caps For Sale, “a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business”.
Capsforsale
Caps For Sale The story was originally written in 1938, but it was still in circulation in the late 70s, at which time a preschool me found it and read it dozens of times. I liked the story, mostly because of the mischievous monkeys. But I also had problems with it. I have security issues (as you regular readers might know), and I wondered first how the peddler made a living selling caps in an area that looked sparsely populated, and I really worried about him after the caps had been stolen by the monkeys. Had I encountered it a few years later, I also would have wondered why the peddler looked so much like Donkey Kong‘s Mario.
Flack-Mario
If you’re not familiar with Caps For Sale, check out the video below, which gives the whole story.

Doug

Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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2 thoughts on “Caps For Sale

  1. Caps for sale was one of my fav books when I was little, I would read it and/or have it read to me over & over & over again.

    btw, what’s this “monkey monday” business?

  2. theflyingdachshund says:

    I too, had this book, and I was born in ’81!! The copy I got came with a cassette tape that read the story for you almost like a radio program with music and at least someone doing a voice for the man character from what I remember….

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