speech and language teaching concepts for Thanks for Nothing! in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/th/ initial
/ks/ medial and final
/br/ initial
/z/ final


unfortunate events

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Thanks for Nothing!

By Ryan Higgins

It’s autumn in Soggy Hollow, and the mice have a lot to be thankful for. But Bruce the bear is not so thankful for all the thanking.

This silly Thanksgiving book can be used in speech therapy to address character analysis. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting sequencing as well as for predicting! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Thanks for Nothing! in speech therapy below:


Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis
illustration study


order of foods the mice get into leading to them having nothing for dinner

Character Analysis:

Bruce learns that even though things did not go as planned, the day is what you make of it.


How does Bruce feel about the mice in his food?
How do the animals feel at the end?
What about Bruce?


What food do you think the mice will get into next?
What do you think the next surprise will be?
What do you think they will do for dinner?
Do you think Bruce will let Moose sleep over? Why or why not?

If you are interested in seeing other Thanksgiving books to use in therapy, then check out theΒ Seasonal Teaching Points Book ListΒ for a printable copy.Β