speech and language teaching concepts for pete the cat treat or Pete in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sp/ initial
/k/ medial
/p/ initial
/tr/ initial
/b/ initial (boo, behind)



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

Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete

By James Dean

Pumpkins, candy, and costumes! With flaps that reveal fun Halloween surprises, this Pete the Cat holiday story is sure to be a sweet treat for your little trick-or-treaters.

This sweet Halloween book can be used in speech therapy to target negation, for example, “not spooky.” It is also great for predicting and sequencing with its “lift the flap” feature. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

text features
illustration study
pronoun (subject)


order of what Pete finds with the flashlight


spooky, rustles, strange, joins, yard, glowing, crossing guard, groovy, sweet, surprises

Figurative Language:



verbs (present tense)

Text Features:

“lift the flap” feature
animated text
text in illustrations
exclamation points


How do you think the flashlights will help Pete?


Do you think something spooky will happen?
What will be behind the light post?
What is moving in the tree?
What do you think is making that strange sound?
What do you think is in the yard?
Who do you think is behind the door?
What is glowing on the steps?
What is behind them?
Who is wearing the ghost costume?

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.

If you are interested in using Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete and other Halloween- themed books in speech therapy, then check out these print-&-go cheat sheets. Perfect for when you don’t need a full book companion.