Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2008

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The Roald Dahl Funny Prize ran from 2008 to 2013, with the aims of promoting laughter and humour as a feel-good factor when reading, drawing attention to funny books as readable and enjoyable books, and rewarding authors and illustrators who write and illustrate books using humour. The Prize is currently on pause.

The funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen

  • Winner

    Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

    Andy Stanton
    Illustrated by David Tazzyman

    Egmont

    Mr Gum is a very nasty man. He is mean, cruel, smelly and ruthless and has a dastardly plan to make money out of Padlock the bear.

Shortlist

  • Paddington Here and Now

    Michael Bond
    Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

    HarperCollins Childrens Books
  • Aliens Don't Eat Dog Food

    Dinah Capparucci
    Scholastic
  • Cosmic

    Frank Cottrell Boyce
    Macmillan Children's Books
  • Urgum and the Goo Goo Bah

    Kjartan Poskitt
    Illustrated by Philip Reeve

    Scholastic
  • Stop in the Name of Pants!

    Louise Rennison
    HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

    Andy Stanton
    Illustrated by David Tazzyman

    Egmont

The funniest book for children aged six and under

  • Winner

    The Witch's Children Go To School

    Ursula Jones
    Illustrator: Russell Ayto

    Orchard Books

    Ayto's intricate, witty illustrations add immeasurably to Jones' zany storyline, each creating a wonderfully different day at school, before reassuringly returning everything to normality.

Shortlist

  • Manfred The Baddie

    John Fardell
    Quercus
  • There's an Ouch in My Pouch!

    Jeanne Willis
    Illustrated by Gary Parsons

    Puffin
  • The Great Paper Caper

    Oliver Jeffers
    Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

    HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Elephant Wellyphant

    Nick Sharratt
    Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Alison Green Books
  • Stick Man

    Julia Donaldson
    Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Alison Green books
  • The Witch's Children Go To School

    Ursula Jones
    Illustrator: Russell Ayto

    Orchard Books

Judges

About the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2008

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize ran from 2008 to 2013, with the aims of promoting laughter and humour as a feel-good factor when reading, drawing attention to funny books as readable and enjoyable books, and rewarding authors and illustrators who write and illustrate books using humour. The Prize is currently on pause.

 

Books were awarded in two categories: Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under and Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen, with a shortlist of six titles in each category. The winner of each category received £2,500, which was presented at an awards ceremony, held in 2013 at the Cambridge Theatre in London, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi award-winning production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical.

 

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We are not currently accepting entries to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

 

For reference the 2013 terms & conditions and entry form are below.

 

Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 Terms and Conditions

Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 Entry Form

 

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