Every year Scholastic run a competition called the Lollies (the Laugh Out Loud awards) to reward the funniest kids book of the year. Scholastic sent me the shortlist and of them my kids picked out Danny McGee Drinks the Sea – an alarming tale about a boy with a very flexible gullet getting carried away… and the lengths that siblings will go not to be outdone.
Anyone interested in the new and exciting books in this award and wanting to buy them out to visit www.scholastic.co.uk/lollies.
All the books on there are discounted (you can buy all 4 in each shortlist age category for £9.99); Scholastic also give back 20% of any order to a school or nursery of the shopper’s choice in free books or resources (see: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/free-books.)
Funnily enough though I was also sent another load of books not on the shortlist and I actually found more gems in there than on the official shortlist.
Particularly I personally liked:
Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross
Three Little Monkeys by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark
Hello Mr Dodo by Nicholas John Frith