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BOOK AN AUTHOR VISIT (Festivals/Schools/Daycare/Libraries/Public Events)

Chris’ highly interactive presentations are designed to promote a love of reading with young readers through humour, fun and engagement; catering for all levels from kindy all the way through to grade 6 primary level. Chris also performs fun and interactive rhyming verse workshops for secondary level students. There is no age limit when it comes to fun and funkiness!

Follow the links below for your preferred booking option. Whether you are a school, early learning centre, library, festival or public event, Chris is available for a range of fun and funky presentation options!

Click here or on the image below to check out our 2 minute video snapshot of Chris’ fun and funky Author Visits!

5. Puppets


  1. Doug the Bug Presentation/Workshop ———————— Kindy to Year 3 Level
  2. Out of this World Funky Chicken Presentation/Workshop – Kindy to all Primary Levels
  3. SKYPE Out of this World VIRTUAL Author Visit  ———— All Primary Levels
  4. Funky Chicken Rhyming Verse Workshop ——————– Upper Primary Level
  5. Brain Strain Creative Rhyme Workshop ———————-  Upper Primary and Secondary Level

BOOKING – It’s easy to book using one of the 2 options as follows:

1. Speakers Ink – We are proud to be listed with Australia’s premier literary booking agency Speakers Ink.

2. Contact us us at Funkybooks if you would prefer to book directly with us.


Many schools have difficulty accessing visits from authors and other professionals involved in the arts.

Chris has been bringing his Funkybooks presentation to schools, predominantly in Queensland, Australia for the last three years. Following his desire to foster a passion for reading in regional centres, we can now say the Funkybooks presentation can be taken to schools throughout Australia and to countries all around the world! Click on this link for more information on the Out of this World VIRTUAL Author Visit


2016 – Really enjoyed the SKYPE Live Author Visit sessions. Every class was very positive. Many thanks.

Rene Wavell – Assistant Principal, North Adelaide Primary School


2016 – There were so many elements to Chris’ presentation. It was great fun for staff and students. I was particularly impressed with how he managed this large group of grade 1’s and held their attention!

  • Moreton Bay Libraries, Caboolture Library


2016- The background on some of the processes involved in publishing a book was very interesting. Students left the session inspired to write, draw and create music!

  • Mudgeeraba State School


2016- The students were totally engaged.  The presentation (with student participation, costumes, dancing and singing) was very entertaining.

  • Wooloowin State School


2016 – The presentation was great! The children engaged well with each component of the presentation and the diversity ensured the different ages and interests of the children were catered for. Well done!

  • Judy Atkinson, Children’s Librarian, Coffs Harbour Library

 Community services – Contact us at Funkybooks

Funkybooks offers community service author visits at reduced rates and sometimes even FREE OF CHARGE!

  • Not for Profit Organisations, Disability groups, Hospital visits (for kids who may not be having such a funky time!)

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