Curious George by H.A. Rey
Book Synopsis: A curious monkey is brought to the city from the jungle and gets into all sorts of trouble being curious.
Instructional Focus: (Numbers are for the Virginia Standards of Learning, generally Reading/English)
Cause and Effect (4.5G, 5.5J) Problem and Solution(2.8F, 3.5H, 4.5E) Predictions (K9C, 1.9D, 2.8A, 3.5C, 4.5I, 5.5K)
Creating the Costume: I took a white shirt and white pants and used Rit to die them bright yellow. I found a white straw hat and used spray paint to make it yellow.
Delivery: This book is good for predictions, since George is a predictable character that consistently gets into trouble. It also worked well with looking at it through the lens of cause and effect, as taking a George out of Africa had a variety of effects.