This lesson provides a detailed lesson plan based on the book The Great Kapok Tree. Students take on the role of an animal from the book to learn the importance and meaning of interdependence in the rain forest. Using yarn the students connect to one another and most importantly to the Great Kapok Tree as the story is read. Follow up comprehension questions are given to assess the overall theme and meaning of interdependence. A follow up project using Mac and the program Comic Life is described along with a detailed direction sheet for student use.