The Leaf Thief is a funny picture book that teaches kids about autumn, adapting to change, and the seasons. Squirrel loves counting the leaves on his tree–red leaves, gold leaves, orange, and more. But hold on! One of his leaves is missing! On a quest to find the missing leaf, Squirrel teams up with his good friend Bird to discover who the leaf thief could be among their forest friends. With vibrant art and captivating characters, the magic of autumn is captured beautifully on each page as readers tag along Squirrel’s forest adventure. Is there truly a leaf thief afoot, or is something else going on in Squirrel’s forest? A perfect exploration of change–both seasonal, and the anxiety that change sometimes causes.
This cute fall and leaves book can be used in speech therapy to address character analysis. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting predicting as well as for /b, /er/, /d/, /skw/, /l/, /f/ and /st/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Leaf Thief in speech therapy below: