Joan was many things — brave, gracious, warm, generous, kind and absolutely hilarious to boot. (“Oy vey!” she’s probably saying now…) With this award we honour Joan’s life-affirming humour and encourage other children’s writers to laugh it up on the page the way she did.
(Retrieved from post dated April 1, 2017 at
The award which is presented biennially was first awarded in 2017 to
Written by Rolli
Illustrated by Milan Pavlović
••••••••••••••••This year, two awards were presented, one for picture book/board book and a second for a chapter book.
The 2019 winners of the Joan Betty Stuchner–Oh Vey!–Funniest Children's Book Award are:
In the Picture Book/Board Book Category:
Sterling, Best Dog Ever
Written and illustrated by Aidan Cassie
Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
In the Chapter Book Category:
Mort Ziff is Not Dead
Written by Cary Fagan