Oy Vey! The Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award committee has finally stopped laughing long enough to release this hilarious news. We have a shortlist! We received fifty very funny books, but these five kept our jury the most “buckled over with guffaws, incapacitated with giggles, and/or rib-ticklingly, side-splittingly, thigh-slappingly entertained.”
- The Princess and the Pony, written and illustrated by Kate Beaton, Arthur A. Books, 2015
- The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold, written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Cale Atkinson, Tundra Books, 2016
- Move It, Miss Mackintosh!, written by Peggy Robbins Janousky and illustrated by Meghan Lands, Annick Press 2016
- The Liszts, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Júlia Sardà, Tundra Books 2016
- Kabungo, written by Rolli and illustrated by Milan Pavlovic, Groundwood Books 2016
Congratulations! The $1000 prize winner will be announced 20 June, 2017 at a special, giggle-filled celebration at the Cottage Bistro in Vancouver, 7-9 pm, 4470 Main Street.
For tickets to this FREE event, please visit the Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey Funniest Children’s Book Award Facebook page and include yourself via the event invitation posted there.
For more information about the award please visit http://www.joanbettystuchneraward.org.
— The Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award committee