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?
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?
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!
MURAL #57: "THE iCABIN AT MACEDONIA." The good folks at Macedonia Elementary asked me to help them turn a workroom into a rustic cabin where the kids could "get away" to work on their iPads. Here it is! The mascot there is the wildcat. I surprised them with the idea for the portraits. SO much fun!
CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR A QUICK 2-MINUTE TOUR!
With his UNIQUE Reading PEP RALLY,
FUN Interactive Workshops and HILARIOUS Family Reading Night,
Chris has motivated 300,000 students, families and teachers
in 1500 schools and libraries in 39 states
to read, write, draw, pursue their dreams and realize their greatness!
CHRIS'S MURALS ARE GETTING RAVE REVIEWS!
HE HAS PAINTED 58 MURALS
IN SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN THE LAST TWO YEARS!
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.
*** NEW! ***
"You Can't Have TOO MUCH LOVE"
You kids are going to love this book!
YOU will LOVE the beautiful message!
NEW Video Under Construction! Please check back tomorrow!
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.
To receive AUTOGRAPHED copies, contact Chris directly by sending him an email with your request.
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.
Letter of Reference
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!
Hickory Elementary School
2100 Conowingo Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
RECENT EVENTS and OTHERS JUST AROUND THE CORNER:
Jun 4, Conyers-Rockdale Library (Conyers, GA)
Jun 16, La Vergne Pub Lib (La Vergne, TN)
Jun 17-24, MURAL: Macedonia Elem (Canton, GA)
Jul 8, Learning Academy, (Chessnee, SC)
Jul 8, Learning Academy Family Night (Chessnee, SC)
Jul 10, Carteret ESL Event (Carteret, NJ)
Jul 13-17, Carteret School System (Carteret, NJ)
Jul 22, Librarian Institute Author Fair (Chattanooga, TN)
Jul 22-29, MURAL: Cox's Creek Elem (Cox's Creek, KY)
Sep 1, Pine Castle Elem (Orlando, FL)
Sep 1, Pine Castle Indoor Campfire (Orlando, FL)
Sep 3, Lake George Elem (Orlando, FL)
Sep 3, Lake George Indoor Campfire (Orlando, FL)
Sep 8, LaGrange College (LaGrange, GA)
Sep 8, LaGrange Public Library (LaGrange, GA)
Sep 11, McConnell Middle (Loganville, GA)
Sep 21-25, Author in Residence (Pelion, SC)
Sep 28, Chevy Chase Family Night (Chevy Chase, MD)
Oct 29, Duncan Creek Family Night (Hoschton, GA)
Oct 30, Duncan Creek Elem (Hoschton, GA)
Nov 17, Jasper Elem Family Night (Jasper, GA)
Dec 7-11, Dalton City Schools (Dalton, GA)
Jan 11-13, MURAL: Spring Creek (Paisley, FL)
Jan 11, Spring Creek Charter (Paisley, FL)
Jan 11, Spring Creek Family Night (Paisley, FL)
Jan 12, Spring Creek Family Night (Astor, FL)
(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."
THE RAVES JUST KEEP COPMING...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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Ann Lott, Media Specialist
Riverview Elementary School
370 Dawson Forest Rd W
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Angie Taylor, Principal
Cox's Creek Elementary School
5635 Louisville Rd
Cox's Creek, KY 40013
Connie Hibbitts, Title 1 Coordinator
Riverview Elementayr/Middle School
27382 Riverside Drive
Grundy, VA 24614
Michele Cochran-Barnes, AP Language Arts/AP Math
Princeton Elementary School
289 Main Street
Princeton, ME 04668
Michelle Neal, Media Specialist
Wiederstein Elementary School
171 Borgfeld Road
Cibolo, TX 78108
Ann Cummings, Media Specialist
McConnell Middle School
550 Ozora Rd
Loganville, GA 30052
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