1. The peddler's caps. Who doesn't love some strange guy that walks around with a tower of hats on his head? Plus, they are only 50 cents, so its quite the bargain too.
2. Monkeys. Who doesn't love some mischievous monkeys?
3. Fun verse. I don't know which part is better, a hand shaking, foot stomping peddler yelling "You, monkeys you, you give me back my caps!" or the taunting monkeys giving it right back to him with their "Tsz, tsz, tsz!"
4. Perfect reader's theater. The kids have been BEGGING to use our "free play hats" to act out the story during their free time. Yes, no blocks, no kitchen center, no playdoh, they want to act out this story. Ahh... how can you NOT love this! Although their voices DID get a little loud for the classroom with all the peddler bellowing and monkey screeching, could I quell the excitement of reading and interacting with a story? No way! Had to snap these pics...