About - Funkland World

The Author

Sherri Funk

Sherri Funk has been involved with music, lyrics, stories and performing for most of her life. She has had the privelege 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. 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.

The Illustrator

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.

The Walrus


Stanley is a very friendly walrus who lives at Funkland World. Everyone who knows Stanley loves him and wants to be his friend. The only problem is ~ Stanley is lacking in hygiene!

The World

Funkland World is the creative vision of Sherri Funk and Dave Watland. A fusion of real life and imaginary, the characters of Funkland World are delightful, eccentric, and exotic. Through books, songs, and other media, kids everywhere will fall in love with their fabulous new friends.

Funkland World ~ where everyone is possible.