Spooky Pookie in Speech Therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:




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

Spooky Pookie

By Sandra Boynton

It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Spooky Pookie has all the makings of a beloved Halloween classic. Boo!

This is the perfect book to introduce the concept of dressing up for Halloween to toddlers and young children. It is also great for sequencing as well as for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Spooky Pookie in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

phonological awareness
illustration study


order of costumes Pookie tries on for Halloween


interrogative sentences
simple sentences

Text Features:

exclamation points and ALL CAPS for emphasis

Phonological Awareness:



What costume will Pookie choose?

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