Thursday, September 20, 2012

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Short List 2012 Announced

The short list for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize has been announced! And the nominees are:
In the funniest book for ages six and under category:
The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle (Templar Publishing)
Oh No, George by Chris Haughton (Walker Books)
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children's Books)
The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp; illustrated by Sara Ogilvie (Simon & Schuster)
My Big Shouting Day by Rebecca Patterson (Jonathan Cape)
The Baby That Roared by Simon Puttock; illustrated by Nadia Shireen (Nosy Crow)

In the funniest book for children ages seven to fourteen category:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce; illustrated by Joe Berger (Macmillan Children's Books)
The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey; illustrated by Garry Parsons (Andersen Press)
Socks Are Not Enough by Mark Lowery (Scholastic)
Goblins by Philip Reeve  (Marion Lloyd Books)
Dark Lord: the Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson; illustrated by Freya Hartas (Orchard Books)
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams; illustrated by Tony Ross (HarperCollins Children's Books)

The winners will be presented with £2,500 in an award ceremony to be held at the Unicorn Theatre in London on Tuesday, 6 November, 2012. Good luck to all!

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes-and-awards/4

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