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Cut Off native, author returns to alma mater to read children’s book

Cut Off native, author returns to alma mater to read children’s book

Founder and author of The Pet Education Project (PEP!), Erica Callais Falbaum has released her first children’s book. “PEP! Squad, The 5 Steps to a Happy and Healthy Pet” is an entertaining and educational tool to teach kids the basics of pet care. PEP! encourages kids to be an animal hero and their pet’s best friend.

Falbaum attended Cut Off Elementary from 1990- 1995 and graduated South Lafourche High School in 2002. She will be returning to COE to read her first children’s book on Wednesday, November 9.

“I wrote my very first book in the fourth grade and I still have it! I have been so inspired by what I learned and experienced at COE so I would really like to pass on the inspiration to this generation of kids,” she said.

Founded in 2009, PEP! has educated more than 100,000 school children using entertaining PEP! Talks. They now have four chapters across the United States including Shreveport, LA, Dickinson, N.D., Los Olivos, CA and Texarkana, TX.

Books are for sale on their website and For more info About PEP! The Pet Education Project, a 501(c)(3) organization, visit