Stanley is the first book published by our very own Sherri Funk!

For The Love of Reading by Sherri Funk

(excerpt from Blog)

I have always known the power of a book. I was read to by my mom and was a voracious reader from a very young age. It wasn’t until I became a mother and then a teacher that I fully understood the importance of taking time to read to children every day.

Just the quality time alone, snuggled up together, is wonderful, but the added treasure of a book makes the whole experience that much more meaningful.

I have had the great honor of reading to many children, of all ages, over the years and have loved every minute spent exploring books together.

The books that are the favorites tend to be the ones that make them laugh or rhymed or have great illustrations. If I find a book with all three, I have a winner, and many requests to have it read over and over again.

I’m a musician and love silly songs, so I tend to make up funny songs to go with the stories I read. This seems to always be the best part, it makes for great crowd participation.

It has been hard to find books that have all these things and deliver a good message. I started writing my own children’s books out of a necessity to meet the criteria I felt was important. Intelligent, fun, clever, character building curriculum that would appeal to children, parents, and teachers.

Children are little sponges and I want to make sure that what they are absorbing is beneficial to them. Children are always ready to learn and if they’re having fun and get to participate they’re happy to learn new things. I don’t shy away from big words or advanced vocabulary, I allow for questions and let them explain what they think words mean. It’s a great teaching tool and so much fun.

I never knew that writing my own children’s books and songs would be so much fun and so fulfilling. I am so thankful to be able to partner with Dave Watland and Norm and Lee Strauss in creating a place where these stories and songs can be made available to you. I want to encourage you to read to your children. Take the time and share some fun, adventure and laughs with them. It will improve their lives and yours. Happy reading.

Funkland World ~ where everyone is possible.

Sherri Funk

Sherri Funk has been involved with music, lyrics, stories and performing for most of her life. She has had the privilege of working as a touring and recording singer/songwriter for many years. Sherri is now a Music teacher, teaching children (preschool to grade 12) music and songwriting at Heritage Christian School. She has spent time in the school library as a reading specialist and is the music director for the drama department. She lives in Kelowna British Columbia with her husband Derek, and their three children, Boaz, Silas, and Zoe.

Dave Watland

Dave Watland is a Kelowna artist who is inspired by the beautiful surroundings in British Columbia, Canada. He paints mainly on oil with a theme of rocks and streams. As much as he loves to sit in front of the canvas, he also has a rugged side and finds his heart in the great outdoors. Dave is a devoted family man who likes to read and is shaped by much of what he absorbs from the books he chooses. Illustrating children’s books is a new love.

Funkland World Book Launch!

Sherri and Dave are launching their first book, Stanley the Walrus, at the BC Christian Home Educators’ Convention on April 26th & 27th, 2019!  Sherri will be doing two concerts, reading and singing the lyrics to her new books.  Sherri is teaching a ukulele workshop and Dave is teaching a drawing workshop!  There is still time to register you kids! Sherri is also doing an adult workshop:  Storytelling: Why it’s important to read to your kids!

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