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  1. Title information – Awards, PRC listed titles, Curriculum etc
  2. Order form with special rates for Schools, libraries, ELC’s and home schoolers.

Chris and his wife Nadia are travelling Australia-wide to every Australian State and Territory over the next few years!

2019/2020 Touring Itinerary – Chris Collin Author on Wheels 2019-2020 Touring Program. Scroll down for some AWESOME testimonials from the tour to date!

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 has a show or workshop for you. Click here or on the image below to check out our 2 minute video snapshot of Chris’ fun and funky Author Visits!

5. Puppets

Author Visit Rates – Author on Wheels Touring Rates for Schools, Public Libraries, Early Learning Centres, Festivals and Public Events

Presentation Details


  1. Doug the Bug Presentation – (literacy/environmental) – Adapted to suit early learning age to year 3 level
  2. Chris Collin Funky Author Presentation – Join Chris and his best mate Funky Chicken as they celebrate his wildest adventure yet in Funky Chicken Mission InCROCible! – Exploring literacy through fun and funkiness! Adapted to suit early learning age to year 6 (and even secondary school!)
  3. Live Virtual Visits – 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!
  4. Chris also presents fantastic workshops. A Book in an Hour is an awesome workshop with no maximum size limit. Students will have their heads down (yes even reluctant writers!), creating their own funky adventure! Chris also facilitates the Brain Strain Creative Rhyme Workshop for keen writers in groups of up to 30. More info on these workshops can be provided on request – contact us.

Early Learning Centres

Fun and Funky Storytime – Chris- is a firm believer in play-based learning and performs fantastic shows for ELC’s, involving live narration to an audio-visual slideshow of his books, puppets, singing and dancing and dress-up. The show finishes with an art activity using basic shapes to draw some of Chris’ funky characters!

Public Libraries

One of the most important things when performing in libraries and community events is to cater for the wide age range that attend these events, in such a way that everyone is involved and included. Chris’ library shows are designed for the whole family, regardless of age – promoting his philosophy of encouraging children (and their adults) to read for the joy of reading!

  1. Funky Chicken Family Fun
  2. Fun with Doug the Cutest Bug! 

BOOK A VISIT – It’s easy to book using one of the following options:

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


3. Creative Net


Chris was an absolute hit. He had the students dancing, singing, acting, drawing, writing and rhyming, with lots of laughs in between. He was so inspiring that we’ve had children of all ages choosing to draw and write about his characters in their lunch breaks! – Tannum Sands State School 2019

The students LOVED Chris’ sessions and were completely enthralled for the full 45 minutes – even the very young students. His book talks were very popular and the students that participated in his writing workshop learned some practical writing skills. Chris was an absolute professional to work with and we would recommend him to any writing Festival looking for a presenter who wants to get younger students excited about reading. – Whitsunday Voices Festival 2019

We had some very positive feedback from the teachers in regard to your presentations.  It was excellent that Chris adapted the format and content to suit the various age levels of the students. This resulted in the children being really engaged and enthusiastic. The year 5 and 6 teachers made particular mention of the relevance of the writing /editing /publishing process for their students.  I will definitely be recommending him to other schools and teachers. – Chinchilla Christian College 2018

Great presentations! Students were thoroughly engaged and interested in your books and presentation style. Students were encouraged to go away and write their own stories which in fact many did. Thanks for visiting, we would recommend your visit to any school. – Humpybong State School 2018

Chris was fabulous. Our whole school attended and the benefit was just enormous. Funky is the new addition to their vocabulary! For some children I am sure, his visit will become a treasured life memory. A wonderful male role model for boy writers. – Withcott State School, Queensland 2018

Fabulous workshop that had all the children and parents (and even the staff!) joining in. I liked how it involved so many elements – story telling, puppetry, factual information about the Australian bush cockroach, singing, dancing and dressups, rhyming and illustrations. Enjoyed so much by one family that they went to the session down at Cannonvale library as well! – Whitsunday Libraries 2018

It was an absolutely fantastic day! The students and staff enjoyed each session immensely – Fitzgerald State School – Mackay, Qld 2018

 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!)

RECENT COMMUNITY EVENT – A fabulous event in Bundaberg, Qld fund-raising for the Lighthouse Festival

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