Isn’t this wonderful news? A new prize has been created, in Roald Dahl’s name, to honor the best funny books for children. Two prizes will be awarded in November — one for the funniest book for children six and under, and one for the funniest book for children seven to fourteen.
I wonder what kind of humor they will award the prizes to….It seems to me that I will often read reviews of children’s books that say a particular book is very funny, and when I get it from the library, it really falls flat. But maybe it’s my sense of humor, which leans towards more modern humor. I hope a book along the lines of I Will Surprise My Friend, Scaredy Squirrel, Punk Farm, or Slide, Already! wins.
(Quentin Blake illustration of Matilda courtesy of Google Images)