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Oy Vey! shortlist

April 05th, 2021

Susin Nielsen’s Princess Puffybottom and Darryl (Penguin Random House $21.99) has been shortlisted for a 2020 Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award in the picture book category.

In the chapter book category of the Oy Vey! awards, the following B.C. authors had books shortlisted:

-Cynthia Nugent for Kiddo (Tradewind Books $12.99)
-Eileen Holland for Sophie Trophy (Crwth Press $8.95), illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan
-Tanya Lloyd Kyi for Mya’s Strategy to Save the World (Penguin Random House $18.99)
-Beverley Brenna for Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life (Pajama Press) illustrated by Tara Anderson

Winners will be announced on May 15, 2021 (Chocolate Chip Cookie Day).

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Joan Betty Stuchner

Joan Betty Stuchner was a children’s author who loved to make people laugh. She passed away unexpectedly in 2014. The Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award honours her warm and generous spirit by encouraging authors and illustrators to keep her life-affirming humour alive.

The $752.81 x 2 Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award is presented biannually to Canadian authors or illustrators of a picture or board book AND a work of juvenile fiction or non-fiction (i.e., lots of words).

For more information, go to: http://www.joanbettystuchneraward.org/

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