Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011

HAPPY ROALD DAHL DAY one and all! Are you wearing yellow (Dahl's favourite colour)? Have you told a silly joke? Have you shared some chocolate with a friend? (Yes, please!) Have you logged onto the site and started to follow that peach? Loads of funny things to be getting on with....
And one of the funny things that Booktrust have been getting on with is the shortlist for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. So, here it is:

Aged Six and Under
Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere (Puffin)
Cats Ahoy! by Peter Bently, illustrated by Jim Field (Macmillan Children's Books)
First Week at Cow School by Andy Cutbill, illustrated by Russell Ayto (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson (Orchard)
Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh (HarperCollins Children's Books)
A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon, illustrated by Viviane Schwarz (Walker)

The Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to 14
Animal Tales by Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman (Pavilion Children's Books)
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon (Scholastic)
The Get Rich Quick Club by Rose Impey (Orchard)
Letters from an Alien Schoolboy by Ros Asquith (Piccadilly Press)
Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster by Joanna Nadin, illustrated by Jess Mikhail (Usborne)
The Wrong Pong by Steven Butler, illustrated by Chris Fisher (Puffin)

The winners of the two £2,500 prizes (one for each category) will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Unicorn Theatre in London on 8th November. Any favourites of yours on the lists?

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