Canyon Lake, TX, April 20, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- A diverse group of young chickens will learn to understand each other better in the colorfully illustrated story, BeakSpeak, A Fable & Language Workbook written by author, Peggy Marceaux.
Mrs. Goldspeak, a Brahma Hen, is the teacher in a classroom of rowdy pullets (young female chickens) and cockerels (young male roosters). Each student has his or her own unique personality and nickname that reflect their speaking errors and common misconceptions about the breed. Her goal is to encourage these chickens to think before speaking, be more precise when writing, in hopes of overcoming bias and stereotypes.
“This book is perfect for teachers and home-school parents, because the enclosed questions and suggested answers really help to get the conversation started. My goal is to enhance critical thinking skills, build confidence and social awareness, and demonstrate how kindness defeats bullying,” Peggy added.
The author, Peggy Marceaux, is a retired English teacher who lives in Canyon Lake, Texas. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Lamar University and her Masters of Arts from the University of Houston, where she specialized in British Literature. Ms. Marceaux taught for 32 years; 11 in the Alvin Independent School District and 15 in the Comal Independent School District in TX, Chairing the High School English Departments in both. Having raised chickens for twenty years, she loved the diversity among the breeds. This inspired “BeakSpeak,” a story designed to help young people accept their differences and build confidence, through speech validation. Ever the English teacher, Ms. Marceaux believes the earlier you teach children language precision, the better it will help them succeed in their future relationships and careers.
For more information visit Peggy Marceau's Website or find BeakSpeak on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.