The Beast is back and this time it’s up to him to help restore peace to an island, which is being threatened by a
scary monster. Determined to face his fears, the Beast sets out to find the monster. But, perhaps, the island monster isn’t so scary after all . . .

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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.


A terrific blend of exuberant artwork and verbally exuberant text

Irish Times, Best Book of the Year

Judge’s eye-catching illustrations are a joy.

Irish Independent

Lively, contemporary illustrations pull you along on another greaet adventure. Fantastic!

Children's Books Ireland, Recommended Reads

The Brave Beast’s journey (is) brilliantly captured in Chris Judge’s vibrant illustrations.

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

The verbal extravagance of Judge’s text is well matched in the exuberance of his artwork, an undisciplined riot of primary colours. It all amounts to a perfect book for reading aloud, complete with many opportunities for sound effects.

Irish Times

A delight for a young child; I have tested it with great success

The School Librarian

I cannot fault this book. It has everything a children’s book should have; a great plot, interesting lead character and bold artwork . . . A book to cherish and share again and again.

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