using It's Not Easy Being a Bunny in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial
/j/ final (P.J.)
/b/ initial
/or/

Themes:

spring
Easter

Book Details:

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

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny

By Marilyn Sadler

P.J. Funnybunny is tired of cooked carrots and his big ears. It would be way more fun to be a bear, a bird, or a pig…right? Read along as P.J. leaves home and tries to determine who he is—and where he belongs. But this bunny might just learn that all he wants to be is…himself!

This fun spring and Easter book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like learning to love oneself. It is also great for sequencing and for targeting problem solving as well as for /p/, /j/ /b/ and /or/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using It's Not Easy Being a Bunny in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

problem solving​
sequencing

Sequencing:

order of animals P.J. tries to be

Character Analysis:

P.J. learns to love being a bunny after trying to be other animals.

Text Features:

ellipses
capitals

Inferencing:

What does P.J. think when he is like each animal?
Why does he not like being each animal?

Problem Solving:

P.J. doesn’t like being a bunny so he tries to different animals.

If you are interested in seeing other spring and Easter books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.