Parents & Educators Blog - Funkland World

Paperback pre-order available now!

Great news! The paperback version of Stanley the Walrus is now available for pre-order in the U.S. on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. Pre-orders will be available in Canada soon!  We’re really excited about this series! The first book, Stanley the Walrus, releases on April 9th, 2019.   “Our three boys love Stanley’s story and the music is a fun way for them […]

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A note from Lee Strauss

Hello fellow Funklanders!My name is Loralee Strauss, aka Lee Strauss, and I’m the director of La Plume Press and publishing partner of Funkland World.I’ve been publishing my own work since 2011 and have learned a tremendous amount about the industry as I travelled along that bumpy road. So when Sherri Funk asked me if I could give her […]

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Introducing Pam Watland

Pam Watland is married to illustrator Dave Watland and is part of the creative inspiration behind Funkland World.My husband leaned over to me and said “I think that song would make a great children’s book.” I didn’t hesitate as I responded, “Yes, I think you are right!”I have a special seat on the bus, I […]

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A note from Norm Strauss

Norm Strauss is part of the creative team at La Plume Press. One of his jobs is to record and produce the songs that Sherri Funk writes for the series. After over 35 years of writing, performing and recording music I am now enjoying the challenge of doing something entirely new as a musician: children’s songs. […]

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The Art of Collaboration: by our illustrator Dave Watland

“If you want to go fast go alone, If you want to go far go together.” African Proverb  There are several components to Funkland World — Sherri Funk writes and sings our stories, I bring these characters to life through my illustrations and graphic design. Loralee and Norm Strauss handle the publishing and marketing via La Plume […]

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A note from the Author: Sherri Funk

My Funkland Journey began about three years ago when I started writing fun songs for my students. I have been a music teacher and reading specialist for quite a few years and I wanted to bring some fun, entertaining, and educational material to the classroom. Everyone who knows Stanley loves him and wants to be […]

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All Joy No Fun NYT bestseller by Jennifer Senior

One of the things we want to do on this parents and educators blog is give you a heads up when popular parenting books go on sale. *Disclaimer: This post doesn’t mean we’ve read the book or endorse the advice. We want to help inform parents and educators so they can make their own best […]

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Welcome to Funkland 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. We at Funkland World hope to provide meaningful and […]

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