Beast Feast

Illustrator: Emma Yarlett

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 5+

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A charming story about a quick-thinking child and a soft-hearted beast, with letters to open.

Beast has found a tasty dinner, and he's written to all his friends to invite them to a feast. Unfortunately, Dinner is a child who very much does not want to be eaten. As Beast's friends send their instructions for cooking Dinner, is there any way Dinner can convince Beast to change his menu? A vibrant and charming interactive book with hilarious letters to open.


"Letter-flaps to lift, delicious and disgusting dishes, and the development of an unlikely friendship combine to create a riotous picture book party." The Guardian Review

"This contribution to the genre, with RSVPs from Sir Gutguzzler and co, is a hoot. Independent readers should also enjoy the gruesome recipes on the endsheets." The Observer

"Those dreading seasonal overindulgence can enjoy Emma Yarlett’s deliciously funny, brightly comic Beast Feast, in which a child has to persuade a monster not to eat him." New Statesman


Emma Yarlett graduated from University College Falmouth in 2011. She is the creator of Nibbles the Book Monster, Orion and the Dark and Sidney, Stella and the Moon. She has also created animation artwork for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. She is the winner of the English Association Picture Book Prize. Her first book for Walker was Dragon Post. Emma lives in Cornwall.


This book is funny and sweet all at the same time. With beautiful ‘replies’ to open from the dinner guests (in a range of different envelopes or folded paper parcels) it’s a fun experience for a whole range of ages (including me ). The illustrations are bright and silly in the way kids adore and there’s a lovely lesson about friendship.I’d definitely recommend this one for both a book to read together with younger children or for primary school kids to read on their own!

Book Book Owl

[a] beautifully written and illustrated book

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