New a poetry collection filled with humor, real life experiences and nursery rhyme goofiness

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Mary Don Beachy announces publication of ‘Cockleshell Cackles’

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Let's have fun with poetry and reading. Read aloud and share the fun.

Every poem in “Cockleshell Cackles” (published by Archway Publishing) by Mary Don Beachy aims to inspire laughter and imagination while embracing old nursery rhymes and encouraging kids to create.

The book has three sections: “Garden of Giggles,” “Contrary Nursery Rhymes” and “Budding Poet Workspace.” Beachy’s original poetry is in the first part. Old-fashioned nursery rhymes fill the second, but they have the author’s own contrary endings added. Budding poets have a third section to interact with the book and demonstrate their own creativity by finishing partially-written poetry.

“I want children and their parents to reach for a book that looks like fun and can be read over and over,” Beachy says. “Let's have fun with poetry and reading. Read aloud and share the fun.”

“Cockleshell Cackles” is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, from Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at:

“Cockleshell Cackles”
By Mary Don Beachy
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 78 pages | ISBN 9781665712682
E-Book | 78 pages | ISBN 9781665712675
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mary Don Beachy earned a Bachelor of Science in education at the University of Missouri and her master's degree from Baker University. She furthered her education by taking numerous graduate hours from U.M.K.C., K-State, and Ottawa University, adding 60 extra hours in education from Friends University. For 34 years she taught elementary students in the Shawnee Mission School District where she was selected the first elementary "Super Star" teacher. 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.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 844-669-3957.

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