– Press Release –
1 April, 2017. (No, it’s not a joke. Really!)
Announcing the shortlist for the inaugural Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award!
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. Levine Books/Scholastic, 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 write: email@example.com or visit the Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey Funniest Children’s Book Award Facebook page and include yourself via the event invitation posted there.
About Joan Betty Stuchner:
Joan Betty Stuchner, beloved children’s author and teacher, passed away unexpectedly in 2014. Joan was many things — brave, gracious, warm, generous, kind and absolutely hilarious to boot. (“Oy vey!” she’s probably saying now…) With this award we honour Joan’s life-affirming humour and encourage other children’s writers to laugh it up on the page the way she did.