The Snow Beast
By Chris Judge
Andersen Press, 2015. Picture book.
Every year the Beast helps the town people put on a snow festival, but this year all of the tools in the village have been stolen! The townspeople are sure it is the work of the abominable Snow Beast, so the Beast sets out to find this mysterious monster, experiencing quite a few adventures and even more surprises along the way.
The story is exciting and wacky, and the extended chase scenes allow the bright and detailed illustrations to really shine. Chris Judge, the author/illustrator, won the Irish Children’s Book Award for a previous book about the Beast.