CHRIS RUMBLE

Author Artist Musician Comic

CHRIS HAS YOUR SCHOOL ON HIS HEART!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FUN, EXCITING AND INSPIRING EVENT FOR YOUR SCHOOL?

CHRIS HAS ENCOURAGED STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS IN 37 DIFFERENT STATES ACROSS THE U.S.!

Help him inspire kids in ALL 50 states and all seven continents!

Be the first in your state or country to invite him to your school and win the "First in Your State/​Country to Invite Chris to Encourage Kids" Sweepstakes including deeply discounted rates and more! Click on the link to his appearance schedule to view an alphabetical list of all states and countries visited and contact Chris for details!

NEW FOR 2013-14






HEAR
THE MUSIC!


Click on
"AUTHOR VISIT"
in the upper
left corner
to hear
the songs
Chris does
in schools!

CRANK IT UP!


Chris has been honored as a SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR
at the:

•SOUTH DAKOTA READING COUNCIL ANNUAL CONF

•LITERACY FOR ALL CONFERENCE, ELKO, NV

•SOUTH GEORGIA MEDIA CONFERENCE

•SCRIBBLER'S WRITER'S RETREAT

•TENNESSEE ASSN OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS

•SOUTHERN KENTUCKY BOOK FEST

•SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

•KENTUCKY LIBRARY ASSN

•SOCIETY OF CHILDREN'S BOOK
WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS.

•ALABAMA INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA ASSN



Leading a Reading PEP RALLY in the middle of doing a mural. The best of both worlds!

Chris and Animal, his alter-ego .

Chris has the incredible privilege of meeting great men...while they are still boys.

Chris gets to meet the COOLEST kids on the planet!

Chris and his half-marathon buddies, Zachary and Kelley.

This picture was taken only moments before the crazed kids stormed the stage.

A great ending to a great day!

Chris wants to come to your SCHOOL! Email him today and get the process started.


To learn more about the Chris's adventures! Click on "AUTHOR VISIT" at the top of this page!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FUN, EXCITING AND INSPIRING EVENT FOR YOUR SCHOOL?

READ ON...

KIDS' ART GALLERY
APPEARANCE SCHEDULE
Extra Bonus! If you are the first one to approach Chris after an event and give the secret password, you'll get a signed copy of a portrait of Uncle Stinky! Click on the link above to get the password. DO NOT SHARE THIS EXTREMELY SENSITIVE, CLASSIFIED INFORMATION WITH ANYONE, YA HEAR?
But the best critics are the children!
Click on the link above to read their sometimes hilarious comments.
******************** Click on "AUTHOR VISIT" above to HEAR THE SONGS Chris does in schools! ***************
Click on the link above to read what these teachers and principals had to say. Read carefully, too, or they might make you stay at the web site after every else has returned to their home page. Or maybe they might have to give your mother a phone call. You wouldn't want THAT would you?
READING GUITAR MAN
Remember when the Reading Guitar Man rocked the house at Social Circle Primary School? How about when the fifth graders at Atha Road Elementary stormed the stage? Then there was the incident at Miss Wanda's Day Care when the groupies got so excited they wet their pants...Oh, wait a minute, they always do that! Now you, too, can sing the songs made legendary at Readapalooza and Bookstock!

CHRIS IS CELEBRATING THIRTEEN AMAZING YEARS OF ENCOURAGING KIDS, FAMILES AND TEACHERS!

With his UNIQUE Reading PEP RALLY,
FUN Interactive Workshops and HILARIOUS Family Reading Night,
Chris has motivated 300,000 students, families and teachers
in 1000 schools and libraries in 37 states
to read, write, draw, pursue their dreams and realize their greatness!


CHRIS PAINTS OF MURALS IN SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!



Chris is now offering to do MURALS on the walls of schools or GIANT SIZED PAINTINGS that can be moved according to your school's needs. These works of art will encourage your students for years to come. While doing the mural, he will be happy to throw one additional session of your choice for your school.

CLICK ON the "MURALS/PAINTINGS" page for more derails and contact us today for details.

CLICK ON MY PICTURE BELOW TO VIEW MY LATEST
"COMPLETELY-UNREHEARSED-BUT-YOU'D-NEVER-KNOW-IT-IN-A-MILLION-YEARS"
VIDEO BLOG!
LET'S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER!

*** If your school system has filters blocking this video, please click on the "School Visit" tab on scroll down the right hand column to download the raw video file. ***




CHRIS'S FIRST NOVEL!


"My Dad Is Coming to Career Day But Hopefully the Earth Will Be Destroyed By Big Haired, Brain-Eating Zombie Vampire Aliens Before Then"


A tale about family, true friendship and the courage to live authentically.


NOW AVAILABLE.


Click on the image to order.

Chris offers programs designed especially for Elementary School,
Middle School and High School students and is very comfortable
relating to all ages and group sizes.

His most popular program is his unique
READING PEP RALLY!

He also offers WRITING & ILLUSTRATING WORKSHOPS,
FAMILY NIGHTS, IN-SERVICES, LIVE WEB-CAM EVENTS
AND EXTENDED RESIDENCIES.


RAVES...


Letter of Reference
Hi Chris!
Boy, do we miss you here at Hickory Elementary! Our kids had a GREAT time with you. The Reading PEP RALLY charged them up for reading. It was a hoot to see the kids singing and dancing along with you. The children who participated in the Illustrators' Workshop and the Authors' Chat were treated like kings and queens in the small groups with you. It was so much fun to sit back and watch each child connect with you and share their ideas. You have such an incredible way of valuing each child and honoring them with your comments. The Great Fiction Writing Workshop set the tone our Writers' Workshops throughout the year. Children left your workshop and went straight back to their rooms to write their own stories. They chose to stay inside and write instead of going outside to play!!!! Everywhere I walked in the building I was met with children and adults telling me how wonderful your presentations were and how great you are with kids. I truly appreciated the way that you were able to create an action packed two days of presentations that fit our needs perfectly. The kids can't get enough of your books. They don't stay long on the library shelves! You were an absolute delight to work with. Words cannot express how much joy you brought to Hickory. I hope to see you back at Hickory inspiring our students to read and write!

Best wishes,
Kay Smith
Reading Specialist

Hickory Elementary School
2100 Conowingo Road
Bel Air, MD 21014


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GREAT EVENTS JUST AROUND THE CORNER:


2014

Sep 2-7, MURAL: Cox's Creek Elem (Cox's Creek, KY)
Sep 12, McConnell Middle (Loganville, GA)
Sep 15, Octorara Intermed (Atglen, PA)
Sep 15, Octorara Elem (Atglen, PA)
Sep 16, Octorara Primary (Atglen, PA)
Sep 16, Chevy Chase Family Night (Chevy Chase, MD)
Sep 17, Damascus Family Night (Damascus, MD)
Sep 18, St Simons Elem (St Simons Island, GA)
Sep 19, St Simons Elem (St Simons Island, GA)
Sep 24, University of Ga Children's Literature Class (Athens, GA)
Sep 27, Meet and Greet for Writers/​Artist's @​ Ryan's Steakhouse (Dawsonville, GA)
Sep 28, Conyers Civic League Literary Event (Conyers, GA)
Oct 1, Mill Springs Academy (Alpharetta, GA)
Oct 3, Barksdale Elem (Conyers, GA)
Oct 7, Noble/​Albritton Elem (Hamburg. AR)
Oct 8, Magness Creek Elem (Cabot, AR)
Oct 8, Southside Elem (Cabot, AR)
Oct 9, Eastside Elem (Cabot, AR)
Oct 9, Military Family Night (Cabot, AR)
Oct 13, Hollis Academy Family Night (Greenville, SC)
Oct 16, Alford Elem Family Night (Lawrenceville, GA)
Oct 17-21, MURAL: Hollis Hand Elem (LaGrange, GA)
Oct 17, Hollis Hand Kick-Off (LaGrange, GA)
Oct 20, Hollis Hand AR Rewards (LaGrange, GA)
Oct 21, Hollis Hand Family Night (LaGrange, GA)
Oct 23, Gallatin Co Middle (Gallatin, KY)
Oct 23, Cox's Creek (Cox's Creek, KY)
Oct 29, Franklin Forest Elem (LaGrange, GA)
Oct 30, Barksdale Family Night (Conyers, GA)
Nov 6, Sylvan Elem (Snow Camp, NC)
Nov 6, Sylvan Family Night (Snow Camp, NC)
Nov 7, Jefferson Elem (Winston-Salem, NC)
Nov 12, Clariden School (Southlake, TX)
Nov 12, Clariden Family Night (Southlake, TX)
Nov 13, Clariden School (Southlake, TX)
Nov 18, Eagle Elem (Zionsville. IN)

2015

Jan 5, LeTort Elem (Carlisle, PA)
Jan 5, North Dickenson Elem (Carlisle, PA)
Jan 6, Bellaire Elem (Carlisile, PA)
Jan 7, Makefield Elem (Yardley, PA)
Jan 9, Macedonia Elem (Canton, GA)
Jan 14, West Elem (Newcomerstown, OH)
Jan 16, Dunwoody Springs Elem (Sandy Springs, GA)
Feb 12, Chestatee Family Night (Gainesville, GA)
Feb 19, Ramseur Elem Family Night (Ramseur, NC)
Feb 28, Keynote Speaker: Young Author's Conf (Casa Grande, AZ)
Mar 2, Chattahoochee Elem (Cumming, GA)
Mar 3, Oakland Elem (Inman, SC)
Mar 6, Cambria Elem (Ebensburg, PA)
Mar 31, Lorraine Elem (Conyers, GA)
Apr 10, Liberty Elem (Liberty, IN)
Sep 11, McConnell Middle (Loganville, GA)



MORE RAVES
(These even took ME by surprise! Scroll down for more...)


Chris, It was such a joy-filled pleasure to have you participate in our Title I Family Reading Fun night. As our reading night ended, we distributed a feedback sheet for our families to complete. Comments were so positive, particularly in the area of student engagement. One of my passionate goals for our struggling readers this year is to "inspire the desire to read." That is not an easy task among those that find reading such a challenge. You do an incredible job with your enthusiasm, talent, and creativity to excite children and their families. I count it a blessing that you were willing to entertain us in such a meaningful way. Again, many thanks for your personal sacrifices away from your family to encourage the families of others.
Merri Shellenberger, Reading Specialist
Shippensburg Area School District, Shippensburg, PA


I just wanted to let you know that everyone LOVES your books, including me. They are so funny!!!! Now, I see why you didn't have any trouble getting published.
Thanks,
Lisa Whatley, Media Specialist
Wilkinson County Primary/​Elementary School


I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful presentations you did for our students yesterday. I came in this morning and found students and staff still raving about the day! I was telling my husband about the day, and I was trying to find someone I could compare you with, and all I could think of was Mr. Rogers. I hope you aren’t offended by that comparison, but he is a great hero of mine because of the love and acceptance and encouragement he gave to ALL children. That is what really sets your presentations apart from your colleagues and makes a day with you very special.
Mimi Flaherty, Media Specialist
Bradford Woods Elem, Bradford Woods, PA



Chris-I think the last time I received SO MANY POSITIVE COMMENTS in 24 hours was WHEN I HAD MY LAST BABY! Our students, teachers, and other staff absolutely loved your visit. We appreciate your special encouragement for the students, and the more subtle encouragement for the educators and staff. How wonderful to be reminded that all of us ARE making a difference! May God bless you in your future endeavors... Thanks for making a difference at Dayton Elementary.
Annie Barnett, Title 1 Coordinator
Dayton Elementary, Dayton, PA


CHRIS WOULD LOVE TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS!

HERE'S WHAT EDUCATORS ARE SAYING:


"MOTIVATING and INSPIRING."

"Chris is one of those KIND, GENTLE people that attracts everyone."

"Amazingly FUN and UPLIFTING!"

"Your GENUINE LOVE for INSPIRING CHILDREN to read is so evident."

"Your WRITING WORKSHOP is a 10."

"Your books are TRUE FAVORITES."

"You are TOUCHING KIDS' LIVES."


RECENT RAVES...


This is a huge thank you for coming to visit Shannock Valley Elementary on March 13. The students had a blast! You have such a wonderful way with children and I was very impressed with how you were able to adapt your assembly to all grade levels. Even the teachers were raving about you and thanking me for selecting you! Most of all, thank you for encouraging our students to love reading. Your upbeat, humorous, and compassionate personality is truly special and no one left that day without a huge smile! You just make people feel good! Keep doing what you’re doing! Thanks again!
Laura Hall, Shannock Valley Elementary
Rural Valley, PA


Chris, your visit was more than I could have expected. I just put a thank you note in the mail to you, and included one of the parent thank you letters we received. You are spreading the "literacy, reading" message in a very effective way. Please "keep on going" . . . I believe our PTO might consider an Author-in-Residence. I will look up the info on your web site, and be in touch. Again, it was a pleasure having you to do such a powerful thing for our kids.
Carol Jamison
Reading Specialist, New Salem Elementary
York, PA


Hi Chris, Thanks for coming to our school. I received a lot of positive feedback. One parent even wrote a note to say how they appreciate the things Uncle Stinky teaches such as reading is fun, good behavior, accepting people for who they are, etc. Many have expressed that they have been curling up with their kids and your books laughing out loud and enjoying quality time together. A few students have decided to write their own books. My personal favorite is Smelly Bob, written by a 1st grader named Jonathan. So ... what's really great is how your personal story inspired kids to write on their own and how your presentations and books motivated parents to read with their kids.
It was really great working with you!! :)
Cyndi Cohen
Reading Specialist, New Salem Elementary
York, PA


Chris, I must say, the first time I saw the title of your books, I was a bit skeptical. However, after looking through the books, and watching your performance, all doubt was quickly laid to rest! You are a wonderful presenter, and truly have a gift in helping the students create a passion for reading. Thanks again for your time at New Salem. It was my pleasure to have met such a creative author that shares the same passion for children and learning that we all do.
Red Shick
Principal, New Salem Elementary
York, PA


The school was all a buzz after your visit. The media center had a run on requests for a copy of your books to check out. We all had a fantastic time and we will definitely keep in touch regarding future presentations.
On a personal note, I truly enjoyed your organized approach to scheduling and your prompt response to my every request for more information. Your package with all of the necessary promotional supplies was amazing. Thanks again for a wonderful morning at Silver City!
Jill Short
First Grade, Silver City Elementary
Cumming, GA


Dear Chris,
MANY THANKS go to you! Everyone totally enjoyed your program last night - you really reached the youngest to the grandparents. Person after person made a point of telling me how much they enjoyed your presentation. It was FABULOUS! We learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We thank you for your loving spirit for kids and learning to read and write.
I hope you will have contacts from Principals in the future as people begin to plan their budgets for next year. I will certainly offer recommendations to them.
Thank you again, Chris for everything.
Deborah Chester
Cobb County Literacy Coach
Marietta, GA


I can't tell you how grateful we were for the honor of having Chris Rumble present at our school. The kids were so excited about reading they couldn't put his books down even after he left. The kids took his books out to the playground the next day and were reading them to each other. It was unbelievable! Chris truly has a gift for instilling the love for reading in students! He brought tears to our eyes when he presented our very special students with his illustrations.
The staff has been expressing their gratitude for such a great Author Visit. One teacher asked me, "Did you see the look on their faces?" Then we both said that Chris inspired us because now we want to put that look on their faces, too.
Chris was the gift we all needed this year to inspire our students to be the readers we know they can be.

Gloria Davis, Third Grade Teacher & Event Coordinator
Wellton Elementary
Wellton, AZ


I want to brag on Chris Rumble! He just spent three days with us, and and he was been FABULOUS! He has visited quite a few schools in our county, but I also want to say what a great job he did with our special ed kids - our special ed preschool teachers have told me that this is the first performer that the school has had come in that they felt their kids really enjoyed. Chris saw the whole school over 3 days. I think everyone from pre-k - 5th grade really enjoyed him.
His rates depend on what you are doing, but he was VERY reasonable and willing to work with our PTA budget.

Kathy Schmidt, Media Specialist
Rock Springs Elementary
Lawrenceville, GA


The kids at our school loved Chris Rumble. I was so impressed with the way kids kept their attention on him. Chris truly has a gift with them. He is an inspiration to children and I hope that more children in my area get to benefit from his teachings and talents!
Jenny Volk, Cultural Arts Chair
Settle's Bridge Elementary
Suwannee, GA






MARKIE: A Runny Nose and Much, Much More




A CLASSIC TALE BEING CALLED "A BEAUTIFUL RESPONSE TO THE BEAST OF BULLYING."



GET YOUR COPY NOW!


"TOO MUCH of a Good Thing" is a full color, 32 page Picture/​Comic Book starring Petey, Pookie, Paw Paw, Piggy Piggy, Punkin and more pickles than you would expect to find. The book offers lots of chuckles, seven seek-and-find activities and a strong message of the transforming power of selfless love.

Introducing
THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE STINKY!
Written and illustrated by Chris Rumble


"THE COMIC-BOOKISH ILLUSTRATIONS ARE CONSISTENTLY FUNNY AND
THE BOOK SCORED HIGH ON THE RE-READING SCALE WITH A TEST AUDIENCE."


Dallas Morning News




Uncle Stinky is a superhero with a heart of gold-and a stink to high heaven!

It's a good thing that a superhero lives in the little town of Hootenholler, because there's always someone who needs saving from the Dreadful Plague of Embarrassment.

Despite smelling like onions and old fish, Stinky saves the day in this uproarious blend of text and comic book-style illustrations.

Learn how Uncle Stinky got his sidekicks and read "Buford the Ridiculously Enormous Blue Dog," a story written by Uncle Stinky himself!







In Uncle Stinky’s second adventure, arch nemesis Theo Durzindapance wants to seize control of Hootenholler and send Uncle Stinky away forever!

And our stinky superhero must face a tiny car packed with intergalactic clowns who turn out to be more sinister than silly as they abduct him to extract his stink in order to manufacture a weapon to use against their own alien enemies.

Special features include FROOTY TOONS starring Pickle and Ugly Fruit in "The Yellow Terror from Outer Space" and the comic strip "Lester the Longest Weiner Dog in Hootenholler Takes a Walk Around the Block."

An out-of-this-world adventure with laugh-out-loud hijinks and comic book–style illustrations that will have kids rolling in the aisles!


Four out of five humorologists agree:

There aren't many things more entertaining than hillbillies in space!

YOU'LL GET HOOKED ON THIS FISH TALE! For generations the good folks of Hootenholler have tried to snag Ol' Whiskers, a catfish of legendary proportions.


But it looks like his days are numbered when celebrity fisherman Barry Cooter enters the 238th Annual Catfish Rodeo and Fish Fry. When the festivities take an evil turn, Hootenhollerans young and old learn there's more to Ol' Whiskers than meets the eye and there's more to Uncle Stinky than meets the nose --

AND THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING!


PLUS AN ADDED BONUS! Uncle Stinky's first installment of CHICKENGUTS: Stories that'll scare yer guts out...EVEN IF YA AIN'T CHICKEN!





VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE TO PURCHASE YOUR COPIES NOW!

Introducing
THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE STINKY!
Written and illustrated by Chris Rumble

CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR CHRIS'S INTRODUCTION TO
"THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE STINKY!"



YOU WILL LAUGH...GUARANTEED!


CHECK OUT THESE REVIEWS...


Uncle Stinky is just that - stinky! One whiff of Stinky and you'll run away! Told in the voice of a little boy named Zack, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SMELLY: BOOK 1, is a creative story about an adventurous adventurer with a good heart and very little adventure. In the town of Hootenholler, where there is always someone in the need of helping, Zack and his little brother, Billy, search for adventures for their stinky uncle and his pickle sidekick. The hilarious text and silly sidebars make Rumble's new book a must-have. In Uncle Stinky's first adventure, he saves Hootenholler from the Dreadful Plague of Embarrassment and wonders if he should trade his pickle sidekick for someone who actually moves.

This book is an entertaining chapter-book style book for elementary-grade children. The black and white illustrations, some in comic-book style, add fun and charm to the already enjoyable wording. There is a lot to see in this 96-page book-readers will have fun for hours!

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SMELLY: BOOK 1 by Chris Rumble comes highly recommended by this reviewer.


Reviewed by Jennifer LB Leese
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NEW TRICYCLE PRESS SERIES STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN!!!

Tricycle Press has launched The Adventures of Uncle Stinky, a new series for young readers starring Uncle Stinky as himself - a superhero with a heart of gold...and a stink to high heaven!

With hilarious text, comic book-style illustrations, and silly sidebars, new author CHRIS RUMBLE introduces readers to the town of Hootenholler, where there
always seems to be someone in need of a helping hand, even if it's a stinky one.

In his first adventure, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SMELLY, Uncle Stinky saves Hootenholler from the Dreadful Plague of Embarrassment, hosts the uproarious "Storytime with Uncle Stinky," and makes the difficult decision to trade in his sidekick, a pickle, for someone a little more animated. Just one whiff of this putrid protagonist and kids will be clamoring for more!


SPECTRUM Children's Book Club Book Buzz
Tuesday, April 06, 2004


Uncle Stinky comes to life before their very eyes at Austell Elementary.

I could read your mind. You were thinking, "Man. I wish there was just one more photo of Chris way down here at the bottom."


FOR BOOKING OR TO CONTACT CHRIS:
EMAIL: chrisrumble@​gmail.com
PHONE: 770-617-8381
WEBSITE: www.chrisrumble.com
MAIL: 11 Cherokee Camp Trail #20451 Jasper, GA 30143