speech and language teaching concepts for Good Night Little Blue Truck in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/g/ initial
/l/ initial
/tr/ initial
/k/ final
/bl/ initial



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

Good Night Little Blue Truck

By Alice Schertle

Beep! Beep! Beep! It’s time for sleep. A storm is brewing, and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It’s not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it’s easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it’s all aboard for a bedtime ride! Beep! Beep! Shhh . . . The millions of Little Blue Truck fans will enjoy this sweet and funny bedtime read.

This sweet weather book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like being scared of storms and having friends to keep you safe. It is also great for describing, as well as for targeting /g/, /l/, /bl/, /tr/, /k/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Good Night Little Blue Truck in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

phonological awareness
figurative language


order of animals that come to stay
order of animals taken home


homebound, dashing, allowed, tumble, racket, brave 


The animals are scared of the storm, only to realize that it’s not so bad after all when you have others around.

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeia (beep, maaa, cluck, etc.)
personification (the moon was a smile, engine purred)


verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

enlarged text for emphasis
change in text color
exclamation marks

Phonological Awareness:



Why do you think they were dashing to get home?
How do they feel about the storm?
How do they feel when the storm is over?
How do they feel when they get home?


What do you think is going to happen?
Who do you think will come in next?
How do you think they will get home?