Interview: Michael Rosen chats about the Lollies Awards

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‘The Lollies’ (the Laugh Out Loud Awards) are an accolade the funniest books for children! 

Conor spoke to one of the judges, Michael Rosen!

Michael has been a Children’s Laureate and is an author himself!

We hear all about the importance of books that make you laugh and more about the upcoming competition! 

Here’s the shortlist:

Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book

  • Baby’s First Bank Heist by Jim Whalley and illustrated by Stephen Collins
  • Spyder by Matt Carr
  • Ten Fat Sausages by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Tor Freeman
  • You’re Called What?! by Kes Gray and illustrated by Nikki Dyson

Best Laugh Out Book for 6-8 year olds

  • Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser by Sophy Henn
  • The Legend of Kevin by Philip Reeve and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
  • The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler and illustrated by Steven Lenton
  • World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross

Best Laugh Out Book for 9-13 year olds

  • I Bet I Can Make You Laugh by Joshua Seigal and illustrated by Tim Wesson
  • I Swapped My Brother on the Internet by Jo Simmons and illustrated by Nathan Reed
  • Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith, and illustrated by Erica Salcedo
  • Planet Stan by Elaine Wickson and illustrated by Chris Judge

The winning book in each category will be decided by YOU!

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