Shortlist Announced for Inaugural Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award

The Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award committee has released a shortlist. Out of 50 submitted books, these five kept the jury the most “buckled over with guffaws, incapacitated with giggles, and/or rib-ticklingly, side-splittingly, thigh-slappingly entertained.”

They are:

The Princess and the Pony, written and illustrated by Kate Beaton, Arthur A. Books, 2015

The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold, written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Cale Atkinson, Tundra Books, 2016

Move It, Miss Mackintosh!, written by Peggy Robbins Janousky and illustrated by Meghan Lands, Annick Press 2016

The Liszts, written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Júlia Sardà, Tundra Books 2016

Kabungo, written by Rolli and illustrated by Milan Pavlovic, Groundwood Books 2016

The $1000 prize winner will be announced 20 June, 2017 at a special, giggle-filled celebration at the Cottage Bistro in Vancouver, 7-9 pm, 4470 Main Street.

For tickets to this FREE event, please write: or visit the Joan Betty Stuchner Oy Vey Funniest Children’s Book Award Facebook page and include yourself via the event invitation posted there.

For more information about the award please visit