Cockleshell Cackles

Cockleshell Cackles

Mary Don Beachy


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It’s time for a good laugh! Cultivating silliness and creativity is excellent for everyone, so dig into Cockleshell Cackles, a poetry collection filled with humor, real life experiences, and nursery rhyme goofiness.

In the first section, “Garden of Giggles,” author Mary Don Beachy has planted poems based on life experiences relatable to any child, like snoring relatives, sports mistakes, and dealing with a younger sibling. In the second section, “Contrary Nursery Rhymes,” familiar nursey rhymes have been uprooted and trampled on a bit to make them modern and even more fun.

Finally, in section three, “Budding Poet Workspace,” poems have beginnings, but the endings are up to you. Get ready to laugh, learn, and embrace your inner artist in a collection that is sure to please both parents and children alike.


Mary Don Beachy:

Since childhood, Mary Don Beachy dreamt of being a teacher and published author. She attended the University of Missouri, earned a master’s degree, and spent thirty-four years teaching second grade. She has written magazine articles, co-authored When Peanut Butter is Not Enough, and published Mom Makes the Team. Now retired, she writes and dotes on her three grandchildren.