Faber and Orchard victorious at Dahl's Funny prize

<p>Titles by Faber and Orchard Books have scooped the top prizes at this year&#39;s Roald Dahl Funny prize.<br /><br />For children aged six and under, the winning book was <em>Mr Pusskins Best in Show </em>by Sam Lloyd (Orchard Books). For children aged seven to 14, the winning book was <em>Grubtown Tales: Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky</em> by Philip Ardagh <em>(pictured),</em> illustrated by Jim Paillot (Faber). The book saw off competition from the likes of Anne Fine and David Walliams.<br /><br />The winners were announced at an awards ceremony today (10th November) at the Unicorn Theatre in London. They were presented with a cheque for &pound;2,500 and a bottle of wine from Roald Dahl&rsquo;s personal wine cellar. <br /><br />The judging panel comprised chair Michael Rosen, the comedian Bill Bailey, last year&rsquo;s winner author Andy Stanton, author Louise Rennison and author and illustrator Mini Grey. </p><p>Rosen described <em>Mr Pusskins </em>as &quot;a ridiculously funny book, full of marvellously mischievous cartooning&quot;, and that <em>Welcome to Grubtown </em>featured &quot;a cast of characters crazy enough to wake Spike Milligan from his home on the Ning Nang Nong&quot;.</p>