Chico Bon Bon is a monkey with a plan. He has an awesome tool belt and a mind to match. Chico wakes up one morning to find that a loud noise has invaded his house. This intrepid monkey will not rest until he finds the source of the problem. When he locates the problem, Chico devises an ingenious way to solve it and keep all out of harm's way.
Chris Monroe's Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem was a big hit in kindergarten today. The vibrantly colored and detailed illustrations are a visual delight. Nonfiction fans will be delighted with the cutaway illustration of Chico's house, the labeled tool belt (Batman would be envious!), and the sequence of 12 steps taken by Chico to solve his problem. There are a ton of details in this book that create a desire for repeated readings.
The kindergarten teacher took predictions from her class today while reading this book. Sequence and cause and effect lessons could also be drawn from Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem. If you haven't read it yet, the original Monkey with a Tool Belt will be enthusiastically received by your students as well.