We Wear Pants

Written by Katie Abey

For ages 3 to 6

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This book is best for:
  • collecting conversational samples
  • describing
  • labelling animals & clothing


Pandas wearing pants? Never seen that before! What about wombats wearing wellies, goats wearing coats and giraffes draped in scarves? This hilarious picture book will have children laughing out loud as they explore their favourite animals getting dressed in funny clothes.

We Wear Pants brings a new spin to the familiar search-and-find books, with prompts requesting the reader to look for different things on the page, like ‘who has the funniest wellies?’ and ‘who has the best glasses?’. Many of the animals have something to say, which will send the reader off on even more hunting adventures. There’s even a cheeky monkey who gives a preview of the next item of clothing that everyone will be wearing - great for practising those simple prediction skills!

The bright and quirky illustrations will keep children engaged as they describe all the different scenes in the book. Children will come across a variety of animals and clothing items in this book, making it a brilliant choice for working on their ability to label animals and clothing.

The open-ended nature of this book makes it an ideal choice for collecting conversation samples as part of speech and language assessment. Another way this could be used in speech therapy is for auditory bombardment of speech sounds or for children working on generalising their target speech sounds to conversation.

For further speech and language targets in We Wear Pants, see the list below.

Book Details

  • animals
  • clothing

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • /b/ - boots
  • /h/ - hat
  • /dj/ - pyjamas
  • /k/ - coats
  • /l/ blends - glasses
  • /p/ - pants, pyjamas
  • /s/ - socks, glasses
  • /s/ blends - scarves
  • /sh/ - shorts, shoes, T-shirts
  • /t/ - T-shirts, hat
  • /w/ - we, wear, wellies
  • /z/ - glasses, pyjamas
  • plurals
  • labelling
  • describing
  • differences
  • similarities
  • compare/contrast
  • simple predicting (e.g. what item of clothing will the animals wear next?)
  • how (e.g. How many shoes? How do you wear your pants?)
  • what (e.g. What are all the animals doing? What are the animals wearing?)
  • who (e.g. Who has the funniest wellies? Who has tall wellies? Who is driving the bus? Who is the biggest animal?)
Print Awareness:
  • labels
  • visible speech / speech bubbles
  • descriptive concepts (big, small, long, short)
Book Info

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in 2018 (ISBN: 9781408893609)

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