It’s Read Aloud Week here at Hope Is the Word, and today I thought I’d share one of our favorite read alouds of all time. Esphyr Slobodkina‘s Caps for Sale is one of those books that will always hold fond, fond memories for me. It is one of the first real story books that I read to Lulu when she really still a baby. We owned it in board book format, and I can remember reading it to her while sitting in the rocking chair by the window in her nursery. We still enjoy this story of the clever peddlar who outsmarts some crafty monkeys. I think my favorite part is acting out the monkey’s lines, especially saying “Tsz, tsz, tsz!” (How does one pronounce that, by the way? I usually make a slight buzzing sound.) This is one of those books that has so much potential–colors, counting, patterns, thinking skills–they’re all here. Or, you could just enjoy the experience of reading this folktale first copyrighted in 1940.
Posted on May 1, 2009 by Amy @ Hope Is the Word