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The Roald Dahl Funny Prize


This is how it was announced this year:

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize was founded in 2008 by Michael Rosen as part of his Children's Laureateship. It is the first prize of its kind; founded to honour those books that simply make children laugh. The winner of each category will receive £2,500, which will be presented at an awards ceremony in London on 10 November.
The judging panel comprised the comedian Bill Bailey; author, founder and Chair Michael Rosen; author and illustrator Mini Grey; author Louise Rennison; and author and winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2008 Andy Stanton.

The Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under
The Great Dog Bottom Swap by Peter Bently, illus. Mei Matsuoka (Andersen Press)
Octopus Socktopus by Nick Sharratt (Alison Green Books)
Elephant Joe is a Spaceman! by David Wojtowycz (Alison Green Books)
Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All! by Sean Taylor, illus. Hannah Shaw (Frances Lincoln)
Mr Pusskins Best in Show by Sam Lloyd (Orchard Books)
The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg, illus. Bruce Ingman (Walker Books)

The Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen
The Galloping Ghost by Hilda Offen (Catnip Publishing)
Eating Things on Sticks by Anne Fine, illus. Kate Aldous (Doubleday)
Grubtown Tales: Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky by Philip Ardagh, illus. Jim Paillot (Faber and Faber)
The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams, illus. Quentin Blake (HarperCollins)
Purple Class and the Half-Eaten Sweater by Sean Taylor, illus. Helen Bate (Frances Lincoln)
Ribblestrop by Andy Mulligan (Simon & Schuster)

On November 10 you’ll hear which 2 books we think are the funniest of all, but all 12 are great reads. I hope you will all enjoy reading them, whether you are an adult, a child or in between.





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