Recently, I was looking for new books to add to my therapy collection and noticed that a favorite series of mine are still available. It is the Mouse Books by Monique Felix. I have 2 of them and I see there are more in the series now. I bought mine years ago so the covers have changed. They are still very reasonable in the $12 range. I originally bought mine for $3 which is very telling to how old mine are.
The books are great for getting language samples because they do not have words, only pictures. I have used them frequently for my younger students. The mice are engaging. The books are great at eliciting comparison and descriptive vocabulary. Because they tell a story in a sequence of events I can also get a variety of verb tenses. I can tell if the student recognizes there is a story sequence. This is all valuable information to get informally to compare how students do with standardized testing. Because I use them frequently, I can tell what the average student can do and when they are struggling.
Here is a bit of an inside view of The Opposites book. There is a white mouse and a dark mouse that do opposite things throughout the book until the surprise ending.
The Colors book illustrates the antics of a mouse in an art studio and explores mixing colors.
If you are looking for new books, you will not be disappointed in the number of ways you can use these.