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Roald Dahl Funny Prize Shortlists

October 2, 2008

The Guardian reports that the shortlists for the the Roald Dahl Funny prize have been announced. The award was founded by British children's laureate Michael Rosen. He founded the prize to "boost the profile of humorous books as part of his campaign to put the fun back into children's reading." The winner of the prize will receive 2,500 pounds.

The shortlist for children aged six and under:
  • Stick Man by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
  • Elephant Wellyphant by Nick Sharratt
  • The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Witch's Children Go to School by Ursula Jones, illustrated by Russell Ayto
  • There's an Ouch in My Pouch! by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Garry Parsons
  • Manfred the Baddie by John Fardell

    The shortlist for children aged seven to fourteen:
  • Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton, illustrated by David Tazzyman
  • Paddington Here and Now by Michael Bond, illustrated by RW Alley
  • Stop in the Name of Pants! by Louise Rennison
  • Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Aliens Don't Eat Dog Food by Dinah Capparucci
  • Urgum and the Goo Goo Bah! By Kjartan Poskitt, illustrated by Philip Reeve












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