Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

I know I have written this about other books, but this is a MUST-READ. I have been reading this to children for over 20 years as a teacher and children of all ages love it (adults too!). I have several copies of this book so I had to whip out a book pack to gift one away for this project.

There is a great website that I came across that is all about Esphyr Slobodkina, the author of Caps for Sale. There are several printable activity pages. For this book pack I printed off the How Many Caps? page as well as a monkey maze page. The cards are laminated and I will include a dry-erase pen in the bag so children can do the activity over and over. On a sidenote: When I was getting the picture and link from Amazon I saw that Esphyr Slobodkina has also written a book called Circus Caps for Sale. Did anyone else know that? I had never heard of that title before but now I want to track down a copy. I'm sure it will be as awesome as the original. If you've heard of that one, I'd love to hear how you like it.

This photo shows the maze and counting caps cards along with the book itself.


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Whoever gets this one is very lucky!

  2. Love this book too - classic! I think this whole project is awesome! I just blogged about it - hope it helps spread the word a little!

  3. I had forgotten all about this book until I saw your post - I LOVE this book! Will definitely be seeking it out and adding it to my collection.

  4. I have just found "Circus Caps for Sale". I have provided a link for you - hope it helps.