Monday, 3 November 2008

Kid's Joke Competition - Free Books!

Can you make the people at Booktrust laugh? If so, you can win a whole load of funny books for free! If you know a really good joke, just go to their website and tell it to them.

You have until November 21st. It needs to be fairly short, very funny (and clean please!) The two funniest jokes will win a set of the shortlisted books for this year's brand new Funny Prize. That's six free books!!!! Yahoo!!!!

There are two age categories, with different books for each:

Under 6s win:
There’s an Ouch in My Pouch! - Jeanne Willis / Garry Parsons
Stick Man - Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler
Elephant Wellyphant - Nick Sharratt
The Great Paper Caper - Oliver Jeffers
The Witch’s Children Go to School - Ursula Jones / Russell Ayto
Manfred the Baddie - John Fardell

7 - 14s win:
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - Andy Stanton / David Tazzyman
Paddington Here and Now - Michael Bond / RW Alley
Stop in the Name of Pants! - Louise Rennison
Cosmic - Frank Cottrell Boyce
Aliens Don’t Eat Dog Food - Dinah Capparucci
Urgum and the Goo Goo Bah! - Kjartan Poskitt / Philip Reeve

If you don't know any jokes, you could still stand a chance at winning the books by entering into the Roald Dahl Funny Prize draw. Just send an email, by November 10th, to with the answer to this question:

Who is the current Children’s Laureate?
A) Michael Rosen B) Anne Fine C) Anthony Horowitz
They have 5 sets of the books to give away too!

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