The Baby Beast

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When an egg arrives on his doorstep, Beast doesn’t quite know what to do: feed it? Take it for a nice long walk? Drop it? Doctor Yoko tells him he must keep it warm and just wait, but exactly what he’s waiting for is a mystery to the Beast…

Everyone will enjoy the side-splitting humor from award-winning Chris Judge. Adults will recognize (some of) Beast’s first-time child-care mistakes, while children will laugh out loud.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2019
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-03-05
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV013040, JUV052000, JUV019000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Lexile 550
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 500755
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed



“This wonderful story about parenthood, bonding, and adjusting to change will pair well with Brian Lies’ Gator Dad (2016).”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“[A] lighthearted bit of behavior modeling.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author, Illustrator: Chris Judge

Chris Judge is an illustrator and painter based in Dublin, Ireland. 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.