Monday, September 12, 2011

The 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlists

The Funniest Book for Children 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 Fourteen
· 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 judging panel comprised: author and Twitter queen Grace Dent; author, Chair of Judges and founder of the Prize Michael Rosen; Horrid Henry illustrator and author duo Tony Ross and Francesca Simon; and Yes Man author and journalist Danny Wallace.

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