It takes a firm apple to stand up to bullies. When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other's sentences. But apples aren't supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called “rotten” and “bad apple.” At first, Mac doesn't know what to do—it's never easy standing up to bullies–but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he'd rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without.
This kind apples book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like bullying and friendship. It is also great for noticing character expressions and illustrations as well as for /m/, /k/, /g/, /w/, /l/ and /p/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship in speech therapy below: