Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer


Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer met Esphyr Slobodkina in 1996, when she was hired to write musical narratives for Caps for Sale and other Slobodkina books. Slobodkina and Sayer became close friends, and Sayer has administrated and exhibited Slobodkina's works for over eighteen years. Using Slobodkina's original art and reflecting upon hours of conversations with her on perspective and her choices in stylization, Sayer employed great care to develop each layout as the artist herself might have done. More Caps for Sale is based on story ideas from Slobodkina and Sayer's imagination with prior permission from Slobodkina. Through this posthumous story, Sayer awakens Slobodkina's voice. To learn more about Ann Marie visit


Caps for Sale and the Mindful Monkeys

Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer and Esphyr Slobodkina


More Caps for Sale: Another Tale of Mischievous Monkeys

Esphyr Slobodkina and Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer