Friday, August 7, 2009

Shortlist for the first ever Roald Dahl Funnny Prize

The shortlist for the first ever Roald Dahl Funny Prize has been announced by the reading charity Booktrust.

The judging panel, chaired by the Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, included Sophie Dahl, Dara O'Briain, Kaye Umansky and Chris Riddell.

The Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under:

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson, Illus. Axel Scheffler (Alison Green Books)

Elephant Wellyphant by Nick Sharratt (Alison Green Books)

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children's Books)

The Witch's Children Go to School by Ursula Jones, Illus. Russell Ayto (Orchard Books)

There's an Ouch in My Pouch! by Jeanne Willis, Illus. Garry Parsons (Puffin Books)

Manfred the Baddie by John Fardell (Quercus Books)

The Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen:

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton, Illus. David Tazzyman (Egmont Press)

Paddington Here and Now by Michael Bond, Illus. R.W. Alley (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Stop in the Name of Pants! by Louise Rennison (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Macmillan Children's Books)

Aliens Don't Eat Dog Food by Dinah Capparucci (Scholastic Children's Books)

Urgum and the Goo Goo Bah! By Kjartan Poskitt, Illus. Philip Reeve (Scholastic Children's Books)

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