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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Roald Dahl Funny Prize (2008-10)

Louise Yates and Louise Rennison have won 2010 Roald Dahl Funny prizes. Yates took the Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under award for Dog Loves Books, while Rennison's Withering Tights topped the Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen category.

2010 The shortlist

The Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under

Angelica Sprocket's Pockets by Quentin Blake
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates --Winner!
The Nanny Goat's Kid by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross
One Smart Fish by Chris Wormell
The Scariest Monster in the World by Lee Weatherly, illustrated by Algy Craig Hall

The Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen

The Clumsies Make a Mess by Sorrel Anderson, illustrated by Nicola Slater
Einstein's Underpants and How They Saved the World by Anthony McGowan
The Incredible Luck of Alfie Pluck by Jamie Rix, illustrated by Craig Shuttlewood
Mr Stink by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake
The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson
Withering Tights by Louise Rennison --Winner!

Funniest book for children aged six and under:
2009 Finalists:
* The Great Dog Bottom Swap by Peter Bently, illustrated by Mei Matsuoka
* Octopus Socktopus by Nick Sharratt
* Elephant Joe Is a Spaceman! by David Wojtowycz
* Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All! by Sean Taylor, illus. by Hannah Shaw
* Mr Pusskins Best in Show by Sam Lloyd -- Winner!
* The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman

The funniest book for children aged seven to 14:

* The Galloping Ghost by Hilda Offen
* Eating Things on Sticks by Anne Fine, illustrated by Kate Aldous
* Grubtown Tales: Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky by Philip Ardagh, illustrated by Jim Paillot -- Winner!
* The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake
* Purple Class and the Half-Eaten Sweater by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Helen Bate
* Ribblestrop by Andy Mulligan

2008 Roald Dahl Funny Prize
Jones, Ursula. The Witch's Children Go to School (Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under'08)
Stanton, Andy. Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear ('08Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen)
Donaldson, Julia. Stick Man ('08Shortlist >6)
Sharratt, Nick. Elephant Wellyphant ('08Shortlist<6)>
Jeffers, Oliver. Great paper caper ('08Shortlist>6)
Willis, Jeanne. There's an ouch in my pouch ('08Shortlist<6)>
Fardell, John. Manfred the Baddie ('08Shortlist>6)
Rennison, Louise. Stop in the name of pants! ('08Shortlist 7-14)
Boyce, Frank Cottrell. Cosmic ('08Shortlist 7-14)
Capparucci, Dinah. Aliens don't eat dog food ('08Shortlist 7-14)
Poskitt, Kjartan. Urgum and the GooGooBah ('08Shortlist 7-14)
Bond, Michael. Paddington here and now ('08Shortlist 7-14)

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