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10 Silly Children

Jon Lander

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843654957

Price: £ 7.99

Publication date: 5 August 2021

Category: Picture Books

This book has been specially designed for parents to read to their children so that they may learn how to sit quietly, eat their peas and respect their elders. The previous statement was a lie.

This lift-the-flap fun and joyous story celebrates all things silly. This is the perfect way to teach children their first ten numbers, whilst also allowing for some fun along the way. 

The children are behaving sensibly – painting peacefully, helping with the washing, brushing their teeth and more. But what is under the flap? Are they making a mess? Dressing up a lion? Brushing the teeth of a crocodile? How silly! Close that flap quick!

This book will engage young children, holding their attention through its interactive flap-out page design, the minimal use of illustration and the use of repetitive and simple phrases. Lander’s highly skilled and original illustrative style feels spontaneous and freehand, with a pleasing scruffy roughness, which complements the ‘silly’ subject matter.


Jon Lander is a UK-based author and illustrator. His critically acclaimed illustrations are made lovingly free-hand using watercolours and inks, giving them a pleasing sense of spontaneity and originality.

In 2018 he completed the hugely prestigious MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University.



‘This joyous lift-the-flap debut puts a fun spin on the traditional counting book, showing that mundane activities such as eating your vegetables and learning manners don’t have to be boring’