From classic writers such as Spike Milligan and Dr Seuss to newer names Lauren Child and Andy Stanton, the winner of this year’s Roald Dahl funny prize picks her favourite laugh-out-loud illustrated stories.
“Some of the books my children would ask me to read at bedtime were so dreary I’d be the one falling asleep! I’d often make up my own story to go with the pictures, but that only worked when they were little (and couldn’t read). It was soon… “You missed a bit” or “you turned over four pages” … “did I? Are you sure?”
This might seem a bit sneaky on my part, but it’s not easy making fairy fluff stories sound interesting after the 15th time of reading them. So the trick was to try and find books that we all enjoyed reading. Funny books worked a treat for that. I could even get my son (who’s older) to come and listen too.
The below list isn’t in any particular order. They’re just all very funny…”