speech and language teaching concepts for I’m a Hungry Dinosaur in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ blends
/k/ final
/gr/ medial
/d/ initial
/or/ final



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

I’m a Hungry Dinosaur

By Janeen Brian

From award-winning author and illustrator team, Janeen Brian and Ann James, comes this gorgeous new rhyming picture book about our favorite little dinosaur (I’m a Dirty Dinosaur), who is now hungry for cake. Ann James had great fun painting with flour, cocoa, icing and sprinkles with adorable results that will inspire lots of rumbling tummies and cake making! Shake, stir, mix, bake . . . . This little dinosaur just loves cake! Bright simple illustrations, card pages and rounded corners make this a perfect book for the very young.

This cute dinosaur book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing. It is also great for action verbs and for targeting /s/ blends, /gr/, /d/ and /k/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using I’m a Hungry Dinosaur in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

verbs (action)
complex sentence structure
phonological awareness
repetitive text


order of actions to make a cake

Figurative Language:



verbs (action)
complex sentence structure

Text Features:

change in text color
change in font
enlarged font
repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:


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.