Pairing a wonderfully rhythmic read-aloud text with expressive retro illustrations, author Patricia Toht and illustrator Jarvis capture all the excitement and familial feeling of a favorite holiday tradition. Readers will be happy to follow along with each step, from picking out the perfect specimen at the pumpkin patch (be sure to stop for cider and toffee apples) to carting it home, scooping out the insides, carving a scary face, and finally lighting a candle inside — savoring the familiar ritual of transforming an ordinary pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind glowing jack-o’-lantern.
This cute pumpkins and Halloween-themed book can be used in speech therapy to practice using conjunctions while discussing the order of events once you’ve picked a pumpkin from the patch. It is full of great vocabulary. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pick a Pumpkin in speech therapy below: