Though it’s well known that children love funny books – and, indeed, funny books are often what initially get children hooked on reading – it’s rare for them to get the exposure and awards they deserve. We all know that this is just plain wrong, and something needs to be done about it.
The thing is, you’re probably all wondering who we are. This Book is Funny! was conceived by Alex Milway, though it is run by a co-operative of authors, comics artists and illustrators. Some of us you’ll know, some of us you won’t, but all of us published in some shape or form. By highlighting and celebrating funny children’s books, we aim to raise awareness of our genre amongst readers.
We’ve had a lot of help in creating this site and scheme, both in people’s time and in design. Mentions must go to the brilliant design of the stickers and logo by Baxter and Bailey, and the tireless efforts and knowledge of Phil Earle. Also we wouldn’t be anywhere without the web knowledge of Katie Lee.