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More Caps for Sale: Another Tale of Mischievous Monkeys

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Mimicking monkeys pursue peddler in sequel true to classic.

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Like the monkeys in Caps for Sale, this carefully developed sequel mimics the tone and style of Esphyr Slobodkina's original artwork, preserving the spirit of the classic published 75 years earlier. MORE CAPS FOR SALE was developed by Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer, Slobodkina's friend and assistant in her final years. Sayer echoes the charming, rhythmic text and distinctive look of the beloved original. She drew on Slobodkina's illustrations and paintings, digitally manipulating images to fill out the new book.

For the most part, the assembled illustrations work wonderfully. A few pages look like an awkward pastiche, particularly two consecutive spreads that repeat the same images of townspeople resized, flipped, and rearranged. Parents who love Slobodkina's classic will want to know: Does it enrich the original work? No, but it doesn't tarnish it, either. And children discovering Caps for Sale for the first time will be delighted to enjoy more of the monkeys and the beleaguered peddler.

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