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Chris is an award-winning author and publisher of whacky, rhyming, Australian children’s books. He is also a presenter, bringing his funky author visits to festivals, schools, preschools, daycare centres, libraries and community events all over Australia. He incorporates puppetry, music, dance, costume dress-up and art activities into a range of workshop options, to suit any age from preschool to senior primary level. There are no age limits when it comes to fun and funkiness!
His aim is to bring laughter, joy (and general funkiness) into children’s lives whoever and wherever they are!
Chris has published four best-selling titles to date – Funky Chicken A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks, A Bug Called Doug, Funky Chicken Chooks in Space and Funky Chicken Mission InCROCible!
Feedback: Our virtual incursion with Chris exceeded our expectations! He was funny, engaging and had the students hooked from the moment the presentation started. Chris included special puppets of the characters in his stories and tailored the experience to the stories our students enjoyed in class the most. One parent said her child came home and could not stop talking about “The Funky Chicken Man; Chris”! She said her child was so inspired that he wrote two stories of his own that night! The staff and I would definitely recommend Chris and would have him back for more incursions in the future. Thanks, Chris, for such a wonderful experience for all! -Trinity Catholic Primary School, Narre Warren South
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Books by Chris Collin
Best Suited for ages 5 – 10 years
Have you ever wondered, as I tend to do, of things you can do with blue whale poo? Never? Like it or not, or whatever you think, regardless of size or how much it may stink, blue whale poop creates life in the sea, which makes it important to you and to me!
Best Suited for ages 3-8 years
According to legend, many, many years ago there was a great gathering of animals,right slap bang in the middle of Australia. You see, many of the animals felt they were more special than all the rest. This is the story of how they decided, once and for all, who was the most unique.
Best Suited for ages 3-8 years
The chook is back in his second exciting adventure Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space! Climb aboard for a funky space voyage of epic proportions! Could Funky Chook’s dream on a hot lazy day, Turn into a trip to the great Milky Way? Hang on to your spacesuits and join our feathered hero in his search for inter-galactic funkiness!!
Best Suited for ages 3-12 years
On a rescue mission like no other, Funky Chicken returns in his wildest adventure yet – Funky Chicken: Mission InCROCible! Join our feathered hero with friends, old and new, in their tropical trek through the great Australian wilderness!
Best Suited for ages 3-7 years
It’s Drew’s eighth birthday and his best mate Mikey is sleeping over. The boys are having the best day ever! There are new toys to play with, yummy birthday food to eat, birthday games to share, a hideous monster under the bed…Did someone say monster?! This delightful romp of a story teaches us all a gentle lesson about preconceived ideas.