Date Published: Dec. 11, 2017
Publisher: Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.
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Pierre the Peacock is delightfully illustrated with a valuable message. It is about acceptance, friendship and a valuable lesson in how we should treat people. Come with us as we meet Pierre, a peacock who thinks that he will get friends just from his pretty looks. When he meets Jerry, a colorblind little boy, he teaches Pierre that what matters is how you treat people, not what you look like. A lesson for all of us!
Lacey, Jocelyn M. Pierre the Peacock. Illustrated by Teresa Wilkerson. Johnson City, TN: Little Creek Books, 2017.
Jocelyn Lacey combines several themes in the story of Pierre the Peacock. While telling Pierre’s story, she shows how others perceive a person bragging on themselves all of the time. She also brings in the concept of being color blind which can help those who are not color blind better understand those who are. Thirdly, she shows how to be a good friend through the interaction between Pierre and Jerry.
Teresa Wilkerson’s illustrations are colorful and compliment the story well. They will help children who have never seen a peacock be able to visualize the story. They also help the reader to understand what it is like to be color blind.
I enjoyed Pierre the Peacock and would not hesitate to add it to a k-12 Christian school library. It would make a great read aloud for younger students.
I received a complimentary copy of Pierre the Peacock. This is my honest review.
About the Author
Jocelyn Mooneyhan Lacey is a native of Johnson City, TN, where she graduated from Science Hill High School and East Tennessee State University with a B.A. in Mass Communications. She met her husband, Steven Lacey, at ETSU, and they have since lived in Maine, Rhode Island, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and now have settled in New Jersey for the time being. She also shares her home with two dogs, a cat, and three fish.
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