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.
Join author Chris Collin for a live presentation of his books and a personal insight into the workings of an author.
Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks was in the 2014 Premiers Challenge Reading Book List in Qld, NSW and Victoria and was shortlisted for the 2014 SPA (Speech Pathology Australia) Book of the Year Awards.
There are a number of presentation options available. These include:
Option 1 – Out of this World Author Visit (recommended for Prep- Year 3)
With the help of his partner Nadia and their funky puppet friends, this presentation is a fun, interactive, literacy-based experience designed to invite young children to read for the joy of reading. Through story-telling, puppets, singing and dancing, plus an art activity, the students will be mesmerized and inspired to keep reading and writing!
Option 2 – Journey of a Dreamer (recommended for Year 4 – Year 6)
An interactive presentation and Q&A which provides a first-hand insight into children’s publishing from the perspective of an independent publisher. Students will be challenged and inspired to pursue their own dreams. The session culminates in a classroom production of Funky Chicken: The Play, where students will become actors for a day!
“This is an outstanding and original production. The bold coloured, vibrant illustrations are expressive and funny; I laughed my head off!” – Kids Book Review
Foundation – Year 6
Classic Storylines, Stand-off, Creativity and Imagination, Gesture, Character, Expressive Skills, Posture, Facial Expression, Articulation, Improvisation, Dramatic Action, Collaboration, Transformation, Roles and Relationships, Improvisation, Narrative Structure, Voice
Primary Content Descriptions
The Arts: Drama
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Year 3 – Year 4: ACADRM031, ACADRM032, ACADRM033, ACADRR034
Year 5 – Year 6: ACADRM035, ACADRM036, ACADRM037, ACADRR038
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Year 5 – Year 6: ACELT1612, ACELY1707, ACELA1518, ACELY1801
General Capabilities & Cross-Curriculum Priorities
Literacy Critical and creative thinking