The 2012 Shorlist for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize has been announced.  There are two age categories with six books in each vying for the final prize of being the funniest British books of the year.

Here is the shortlist:



The Baby That Roared by Simon Puttock, illustrated by Nadia Shireen

My Big Shouting Day by Rebecca Patterson (US Title is My No No No Day)

Oh No, George by Chris Haughton


The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie


AGES 7-14


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce, illustrated by Joe Berger

Dark Lord: The Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson, illustrated by Freya Hartas

The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey, illustrated by Garry Parsons


Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

Goblins by Philip Reeve

Socks Are Not Enough by Mark Lowery