The Snow Beast by Chris Judge

The Snow Beast

Written by Chris Judge
Illustrated by Chris Judge
Part of the The Beast Series

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One of our Books of the Year 2015 - A Staff Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Louise Weir - December 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, October 2015 Chris Judge’s delightful Beast is back for a fresh adventure and this time he has a new friend! The Beast loves snow but, when he climbs down from his hilltop to the village on a snowy day, he finds everything is topsy turvy. All the villagers’ tools have been stolen! How will they set up the festival they had planned. Following giant tracks in the snow, the Beast is soon in pursuit of the unlikely criminal! Chris Judge’s shaggy, gentle natured Beast continues to delight. ~ Julia Eccleshare


The Snow Beast by Chris Judge

Beast has been robbed! And so has the whole village. Without tools the villagers can't put on their legendary Winter Festival, so Beast sets off to solve the mystery. Discovering that a stranded Snow Beast is behind the robbery, Beast has to decide whether to help this odd-looking stranger.

If you'd like to learn more about the beast, visit Chris' Lonely Beast website which has a space for readers' artwork and things to make.


'Judge gives readers a tale filled with wit and ending with a folky twist. The vibrant illustrations and comic-book-style layout and transitions bring movement, depth, and whimsy. A great read-aloud for wintertime story hours and cozy nights at home with the little ones.' Kirkus Reviews

Reviews for Lonely Beast

'An irresistible debut - as fresh and original as they come. Top pick!' - The Bookseller

`The Lonely Beast is illustrated in such a diverse way that it makes it totally worth buying without even reading the story! (But) the story is equally brilliant. A quirky and a good value read.' - EYE

`It's the illustrations that really make this special . . . I'm looking forward to seeing more from Chris Judge in the future.' - The Bookbag

About the Author

Chris Judge

Chris Judge is the award winning author/illustrator of The Lonely Beast, three successive picture books and a number of other projects. His work has appeared in high-profile advertising campaigns, newspapers, magazines, exhibitions and other media in Ireland and the UK.

Visit Chris' Lonely Beast website which has a space for readers' artwork and things to make.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd September 2015




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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