The shortlist for the 2022 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (otherwise known as the Lollies) have been announced today – and we are absolutely thrilled that Octopus Shocktopus, written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Steven Lenton, and Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies, written by Pamela Butchart and illustrated by Becka Moor, have recognised this year!
Run by Scholastic, the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards celebrate the best and funniest children’s books in the UK and Ireland, voted for by school pupils across the country – and we are delighted to see two of our books make the shortlist this year.
Octopus Shocktopus is a brilliantly bonkers story about an octopus who comes to live on the roof, with a heartwarming message about community and welcoming newcomers. With zingy, fun artwork and witty rhyming story, this picture book is a true joy to read!
From Blue Peter award winner Pamela Butchart, Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies is part of the hilarious school-based series where no two days are the same! With three short stories in each book, and fun two-colour artwork throughout, Wigglesbottom is perfect for encouraging independent reading.
The winners of the Lollies will be announced next year, following voting in schools across the country in December. You can find out more about the awards here.
Congratulations Peter, Steve, Pamela and Becka – and good luck!