One of my former students gave my daughter the classic tale by Esphyr Slobodkina, Caps for Sale. Tired of reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, I searched her bookshelf for the gem. To see why it's a family favorite,
Caps for Sale ($7) is a story of a peddler selling his wares — only to be taken by a gang of monkeys. As I jollied through the monkey business and acted out particular phrases with my hands and feet, my wee one giggled through the rest of the book. Now at story time, I can't get through one book before she's touting, "Caps! Caps!"