Chris Judge is a highly inventive artist, who has had four solo exhibitions in Dublin as well as taking part in group shows in Ireland, UK and U.S.A. His work has been hugely influenced by comic artists. He lives in Dublin, but travels regularly to the UK.
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.
Chris Judge is particularly good with movement and bold colour
Independent, Best Picture Books for Children
Should enlarge the large Beast’s already large fan base
A pacy tale, told through bright, cartoon-style illustrations
Fun, friendship and festive frivolity
Early Years Educator
Witty and inventive, this will brighten up long, dark evenings.
Books for Keeps
Chris Judge’s shaggy, gentle natured Beast continues to delight.
Another wonderful story from another of Ireland’s leading writing and illustrating talents.
There’s a vibrancy about Chris Judge’s illustrations that will bring a warming cheer to wintry reading of this amusing story about determination and finding friends in unlikely situations.
Red Reading Hub
The real joy of this book is in the illustrations
The School Librarian