Ten Delicious Teachers

By Ross Montgomery
Illustrated by Sarah Warburton

An irreverent and zany counting book that is gently thrilling and written in a deliciously infectious rhyme with witty and whimsical illustrations.

Ten silly teachers have missed the last bus home. But LOOK – a shortcut through the forest! They'll be back in time for tea! Off they skip, unaware that in the woods a hungry horde of mischievous and hilariously goofy monsters is waiting… An irreverent and zany counting book that is gently thrilling with witty and whimsical illustrations.

  • A rhyming caper that introduces numbers 1 to 10 and features ten guileless teachers ... and ten VERY HUNGRY monsters.
  • A wickedly funny, marvellously subversive and irreverent book for children ... and something of a caution for those hapless teachers, too!
  • Perfect for back-to-school reading.

About the author

Ross Montgomery is the author of the picture books Space Tortoise, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal and selected as one of the Guardian's best new books for children 2018, and Building Boy, both illustrated by David Litchfield, as well as the middle-grade fiction titles, Max and the Millions and Christmas Dinner of Souls, both also with illustrations by David Litchfield. His debut novel, Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, was nominated for the Costa Children’s Book of the Year and the Branford Boase Award. It was also selected as one of The Sunday Times' “Top 100 Modern Children’s Classics”. His books have also been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award. He lives in London with his girlfriend and their cat, called Fun Bobby. Find him online at and on Twitter as @mossmontmomery.

About the illustrator

Sarah Warburton is an illustrator best known for her work on the Princess series by Caryl Hart, the Twinkle series by Katharine Holabird, and the bestselling Dinosaurs in the Supermarket, Dinosaurs in my School, My Adventure Island and Pirates in the Supermarket, all by Timothy Knapman, and Daddy Lion's Tea Party, Man and the Won't Go To Bed Show, and Mabel and Me all written by Mark Sperring. Sarah lives in Bristol with her family. Find her online at and on Instagram as s_warburton_ish_

ISBN: 9781406389821
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 4, 2021
Dimensions: 230 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 28/11/21 at 22:43:28
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