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BOOK THE AUTHOR-ON-WHEELS (Festivals/Schools/Daycare/Libraries/Public Events)

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

2018 to 2020 Touring Itinerary – Chris Collin Author on Wheels 2018-2020 Touring Program. Scroll down for some AWESOME testimonials from the first leg of the tour (2018 – Toowoomba to Whitsundays, Queensland).

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

Presentation Details and Rates

Schools/Festivals

  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 Creative Rhyme Workshops – on application, 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

Funky Family Event – 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!

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

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.

Due to ever-growing demand for his fun and interactive workshops and presentations, Chris is now touring schools, early learning centres, libraries and festivals Australia-wide as… THE AUTHOR ON WHEELS!

 

  • Narration of books to amazing audio-visual music slideshows
  • Singing and dancing to songs by the author
  • Puppet interaction
  • Drama and role play
  • Art activities
  • The create process – from inspiration to publication!
  • Rhyme and rhythm workshops (to suit any year level)

‘Chris was fabulous. He engaged all students in the school brilliantly and the kids are still talking about his visit days later. They loved his puppets, the fun of dramatizing a story and the links to the real world through his own life experience journey as an author and to nurture, in a fun way. Funky is the new addition to their vocabulary. Our whole school attended and the benefit was just enormous. For some children I am sure, his visit will become a treasured life memory. A wonderful male role model for boy writers’ – RS Withcott State School, Queensland

2018 AUTHOR ON WHEELS TOUR – HERE’S THE FEEDBACK TO DATE!

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.

MW – Humpybong State School, Qld

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!

RB – Whitsunday Libraries

Chris was fabulous. He engaged all students in the school brilliantly and the kids are still talking about his visit days later. They loved his puppets, the fun of dramatizing a story and the links to the real world through his own life experience journey as an author and to nurture, in a fun way. Funky is the new addition to their vocabulary. Our whole school attended and the benefit was just enormous. For some children I am sure, his visit will become a treasured life memory. A wonderful male role model for boy writers.

RS – Withcott State School, Qld

It was an absolutely fantastic day! The students and staff enjoyed each session immensely.

J.S – Fitzgerald State School – Mackay, Qld

 

It was great to see the children actively and positively engaged. Chris had great control over the learning environment, but still allowed for great audience participation. Both teachers and students loved it!!

HM – Frenchville State School, Rockhampton, Qld

 

The feedback from the two groups was very positive.  The program was differentiated for the older students.  The students clearly enjoyed the opportunities to participate in the presentation and the visuals enabled all students to participate.  The flow of activities were a great pace to hold the students attention.

TG Bundaberg Special School, Qld

 

Staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. Students loved his enthusiasm and animation he conveyed through the use of puppetry.

JW – Dalby State School, Qld

 


 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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