SUDBURY – The Goodnow Library Children’s Department is pleased to announce the winner of its “Battle of the Funny Books” to crown the all-time funniest children’s book or series in the world.
After four weeks of intense competition, “The Book with No Pictures,” by B.J. Novak, was selected as winner of the tournament by members of the Goodnow Library community. It received 60.7 percent of the vote, more than second-place finisher “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” by Jeff Kinney, with 39.3 percent.
The Children’s Department selected eight books and eight book series for the competition, with each round of voting lasting one week. The selections included all-time favorites by Doreen Cronin, Dan Gutman, Dav Pilkey, Adam Rubin, Mo Willems, and others.
“The Book with No Pictures” won the book bracket, while Diary of a Wimpy Kid” won the series bracket.
“Thank you to all the kids, and kids at heart, who took part,” Library Director Esmé
Green said. “Every book selected by our librarians is very funny, and it was difficult to choose just one winner.”
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