speech and language teaching concepts for Pinkalicious: Apples Apples Apples! in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial
/k/ medial and final
/l/ medial and final
/sh/ initial and medial

/air/ final



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Pinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples!

By Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious and the Pinkertons are all excited when they return from their trip to the orchard with lots of Pink Lady apples to munch on! After realizing they have more apples than the family could possibly use, Pinkalicious finds ways to share the apples with others.

This sweet apples book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like showing appreciation for others. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting problem solving as well as for predicting! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples! in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

problem solving​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)


harvest, pyramid, appreciation, generous


Pinkalicious shows others how much she appreciates them by sharing her apples on Apple Appreciation Day.


verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (present progressive)


Why do you think she is so excited about the pink apples?
How did their parents feel when they saw the big pile of fruit?
How did they feel going up the hill?
How did they feel when the apples fell out and they had to go find them?
Why does she want to name it Apple Appreciation Day?
How do the people feel when she shares an appreciation apple with them?
What does her family think about the day?


What do you think they will do with all the fruit?
What do you think might happen to the apples in the wagon?
What do you think her idea is?

Problem Solving:

When Pinkalicious and her family try to get her pink apples home, they start to lose them on a hill and have to run around town finding them. When they are finally home, they make a variety of apple based goods only to find that they still have too many apples to eat! Pinkalicious comes up with a solution to share the apples in a creative way.

If you are interested in seeing other apples-themed books to use in therapy, then check out the Themed Narrative Key Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.