20 September 2012
For the third time in five years, the shortlist of comedy writing for children includes a title by the comedian ...
For the third time in five years, the shortlist of comedy writing for children includes a title by the comedian
He's up against writers including Frank Cottrell Boyce, one of the scriptwriters for the Olympic opening ceremony.
The shortlist is as follows:
Six and under category
The Baby that Roared, Simon Puttock, illustrated by Nadia Shireen (Nosy Crow); My Big Shouting Day, Rebecca Patterson (Random House Children's Books, Jonathan Cape); Oh No, George!, Chris Haughton (Walker Books); The Pirates Next Door, Jonny Duddle (Templar); Stuck, Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children's Books); The Worst Princess, Anna Kemp, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie (Simon & Schuster)
Seven to fourteen category
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Flies Again, Frank Cottrell Boyce, illustrated by Joe Berger (Macmillan Children's Books); Dark Lord: Teenage Years, Jamie Thomson, illustrated by Freya Hartas (Hachette Children's Books, Orchard Books); The Dragonsitter, Josh Lacey, illustrated by Garry Parsons (Andersen Press); Gangsta Granny, David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross (HarperCollins Children's Books); Goblins, Philip Reeve, illustrated by Dave Semple (Marion Lloyd Books); Socks are Not Enough, Mark Lowery (Scholastic Children's Books).
The winners in each category, who will be announced on 6 November, will receive £2,500.
Read more about the Roald Dahl Funny Prize here.