speech and language teaching concepts for Dinosaurs Love Underpants in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/d/ initial
/or/ medial
/er/ medial
/r/ initial



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

By Claire Freedman

The mystery of dinosaur extinction is solved! Scientists have plenty of theories about why dinosaurs are extinct, but the UK’s bestselling author illustrator team of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort knows the real answer: The dinos were wiped out in an Underpants War! This wacky celebration of underpants is perfect for reading aloud, and the hilarious antics of T. rex and the gang are endlessly entertaining. Featuring fun, vibrant art and short, rhyming text, Dinosaurs Love Underpants is a prehistoric pleasure parents and kids will want to read again and again.

This quirky dinosaur book can be used in speech therapy to address inferencing and describing. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting /d/, /or/, /er/ and /r/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Dinosaurs Love Underpants in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
phonological awareness​


crude, roam, deafening, rants, amok



Phonological Awareness:



How did cavemen feel without underpants?
Why do you think they were invented?
Why do you think T Rex wants the underpants too?
How do they feel with each pair? Why are they not quite right?
How do they cavemen feel without their underpants?
How should we feel about underpants?

If you are interested in seeing other Dinosaur books to use in therapy, then check out the Themed Key Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.