BEAKSPEAK – A Fable & Language Workbook

BEAKSPEAK  –  A Fable & Language Workbook
About the Book

A diverse group of young chickens will learn to understand each other better in this colorfully illustrated story. BeakSpeak is designed to help young people accept their differences and build confidence, through speech validation.

In-depth discussion, alongside enclosed questionnaire sheets (with suggested answers), Ms. Marceaux’s goal is to enhance communication skills which will help young people succeed in their future relationships and careers.



This is a perfect book for teachers and home-school parents to present to their classes and students. As the students read through the pages, the enclosed questions can be asked directly after reading that page or at the end of the story. It is designed to get the conversation started so the students can discuss how the chickens should be more specific when they are speaking. This will in-turn help to eliminate bias and stereotypes.

BeakSpeak a fable and language workbook by author Peggy Marceaux, retired teacher

There are even suggested answers which can also be brought into the discussion to include ideas that the students and/or teachers haven’t discovered.


  • Guides teachers, parents and students through correcting common speaking errors.
  • Teaches critical thinking skills while building confidence and social awareness.
  • Makes students think for themselves instead of relying on stereotypes.
  • Demonstrates how kindness defeats Bullying.
  • Provides workbook questions and suggested answers. *

*(See BeakSpeak Worksheets and Answers
in Book Resources section below:)

Genres: Educational, Fable, Tween
Tags: Activity Books, Tween: Ages 8 and Up
Publisher: Erin Go Bragh Publishing
Publication Year: 2019
Format: Hardback, e-book
Length: 44 Full Color pages
Illustrator: Mike Forshay
ISBN: 9781941345306

List Price: 17.95
eBook Price: 4.95
BeakSpeak is a labor of love: love for teaching, love for children, and love for tolerance. — Danette Bermea, English Teacher at Comal ISD, Texas
– Danette Bermea
Older elementary age children will enjoy this fun, entertaining book that accentuates the author’s love of chickens and language. Excellent use of storytelling built around both academic and social lessons. Ann Farmer, Elementary and Special Education Teacher, Irving ISD, Hurst-Eulist-Bedford ISD, and Spring Branch ISD, 33 years
– Ann Farmer
About the Author
Peggy Marceaux

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.