Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space is Chris Collin’s 3rd book and second in the Funky Chicken series. This title comes with an amazing CD of the narrated story to music plus the song Chooks in Space. It is more than just an audio CD – play it through any computer and watch this awesomely funky space story spring to life as a visual slideshow of the book itself, plus the song which plays as a lyric slideshow!
Chooks in Space has won the 2016 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award! It is an honour to have one of our beautiful books recognized in this fashion by Speech Pathology Australia!
Here’s the review by the speech pathologists about why this fun and funky space voyage won Book of the year in the age 5 to 8 category.
A fantastically fun, funky book! This absurd tale will engage adults and children alike with characters that are wonderfully silly and appealing. The rhyming format encourages children to develop chronological awareness, and the planet names require non-word decoding. Underlying this fun story is the issue of ‘what makes a good place to live; which can be the starting point for further discussion with young readers. The strong narrative also brings along themes of identity and belonging, and about having ambition and chasing your dreams. Colourful illustrations support and extend the text, and end page illustrations provide further opportunities for prediction and discussion. – Speech Pathology Australia, 2016 SPA Book of the Year.