And the winners are…
Today saw the announcement of the very first Roald Dahl Funny Prize. I know a lot of hard work has gone into getting this prize off the ground and it is a big achievement for Michael Rosen in his role as children’s laureate – great to see the first sets of winners be announced. Well done to:
The Witch’s Children Go to School by Ursula Jones, illus. Russell Ayto (Orchard Books) – winner of the Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton, illus. David Tazzyman (Egmont Press) – winner of the Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen
I haven’t read either of them yet (although have enjoyed others Mr Gum titles) and I’ll be checking them out soon. For a fascinating interview with Liccy Dahl (from the Observer on Sunday), look here.