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Celebrate ten years of the Beast, with this moving and humorous picture book about overcoming loneliness
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2021
How the Beast overcomes his loneliness is a touching story about friendship of all kinds. Despite his name, the Beast, and all other Beasts, are gentle creatures who love gardening and cake baking. The Beast travels across the world to share his friendship with all those he meets: he is loved for his gentleness and kindness. But still the beast is lonely; what he wants most is to be friends with another Beast. Glorious illustrations of the Beast as he makes friends all over the world bring this story vividly to life.
Winner of the Irish Children’s Book of the Year and the Bishops Stortford Children’s Picture Book Award
Have you heard of the Beasts? No, not many people have. That's because they are very rare. This is the tale of one such Beast, whose determination to overcome his loneliness leads him to undertake a daring and dangerous quest to find others like him...
‘Magnificent. The enjoyable text is complemented beautifully by rich, vibrant, quirky illustations’ Children's Books Ireland
‘A dynamic story, carried by its lithe, shifting frames and bright, colourful visuals’ INIS Magazine
'Irresistible.....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.' - EYE
'It's the illustrations that really make this special . . .' - The Bookbag
|Publication date:||4th February 2021|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous, Animals|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks|
|Collections:||85 Brilliant Books about Friendships,|
Chris Judge is an illustrator and painter based in Dublin. His work has appeared in advertising, newspapers, magazines and exhibitions around the world. His debut picture book, The Lonely Beast, won the Irish Children’s Book Award in 2011.More About Chris Judge
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