Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Picture Books for Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011 (part 3)

This, the last in a series of 3 posts, briefly reviews the remaining books from The Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011 shortlist for The Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under. They have been assessed for their suitability as read-alouds for library storytime for pre-schoolers. 

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011 winner will be announced on Monday 8th November 2011.

A Place to Call Home
cover image from GoodReads

A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon 
(2 out of 5)
A family of furry creatures (some kind of endearing rodent) decide that they have outgrown their home.  They venture forth into the dangerous and exciting world of the back yard and have all sorts of daring and scary experiences. Kids might enjoy identifying what (to them) are everyday items and some will see the humour in seeing the world through the eyes of the brave creatures. I fear that this might go over the heads of many smaller children, and therefore recommend it for a one-to-one reading, rather than for a storytime read-aloud for pre-school visitors.

Marshall Armstrong is New to our School by David Mackintosh
Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our SchoolUnfortunately I wasn't able to obtain a copy of this book, and this final review of the picture books in the short list for the Roald Dahl Funny Books 2011 has been delayed in the hope that one would materialize.  It hasn't, so I offer you a link to the BookTrust's description as a substitute for my short review. However, I suspect that the book is aimed a children slightly older than my regular pre-school visitors.

I would like to wish good luck to all the nominees for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011, and especially to the authors and illustrators involved in creating the books reviewed in the Children Aged Six and Under category. 

These are links to the previous reviews:

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