speech and language teaching concepts for Hello Bumblebee Bat in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial and medial
/l/ initial and final
/l/ blends (bumble, fly, sleep, claw)



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

Hello, Bumblebee Bat

By Darrin Lunde

My name is Bumblebee Bat.
I may be small,
but I’m a great flyer.
I live in a secret cave with my brothers and sisters.

Want to know more? Then open this Geisel Honor book and fly with Bumblebee Bat into the night.

A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of the exotic and endangered Bumblebee Bat. One inch long and the weight of a dime, these tiniest of bats are carefully protected; expert author Darrin Lunde takes us to their home in Thailand and provides a sneak peek into their world. Scientifically accurate illustrations make these exotic animals accessible to young readers.

This simple bats book can be used in speech therapy to address describing and answering questions. It is also great for learning basic facts about bats and introducing similes! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Hello, Bumblebee Bat in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

figurative language
verbs (action)
what questions
where questions
when questions
how questions
text features

Figurative Language:

similes (small like a bee, as light as a dime)


verbs (action)
what questions
where questions
when questions
how questions

Text Features:

enlarged text

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