Puppeteer Judy Harris and author Chris Collin with Special School students Jayden Williams and Jaxon Flanders.
Puppeteer Judy Harris and author Chris Collin with Special School students Jayden Williams and Jaxon Flanders. Robyne Cuerel

Author and puppeteer get the giggles during school visit

THERE was plenty of giggling going on at the Maryborough Special School on Tuesday when Hervey Bay children's author Chris Collin stopped by for a visit.

Accompanied by a puppeteer Judy Harris, Mr Collin presented his recently released book Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks - a tale about the search for the most unique animal in the Australian bush.

MSS arts teacher Rose Wright said the presentation was aimed at making classroom learning fun and interactive.

"The end result is to get the students to enjoy reading books," she said.

"This book is something many schools are using as part of ongoing reading and literacy for students."

The entire school, made up of 76 students, enjoyed the presentation by Mr Collin and Ms Harris, which included singing and dancing.

Mr Collin is the managing director of Funkybooks, an Australian publishing company, and his book has been released in several formats.



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