speech and language teaching concepts for its pumpkin day mouse in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial (pumpkin, paint)



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

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!

By Laura Numeroff

Mouse is excited for fall because that means it is time to decorate pumpkins! But one is missing. Where could it have gone?

This sweet and simple Halloween and pumpkins-themed book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting and sequencing. It is also great for illustration study with discussion of the different painted facial expressions! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study


order of pumpkins decorated


What do you think he is going to paint on the pumpkins?
What kind of face do you think he will paint next?
What do you think happened to the other pumpkin?
What is that?
Who do you think painted that pumpkin?
What do you think Mouse and Dog will do next?

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