The Ravenous Beast by Niamh Sharkey

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Ravenous little readers will eat up this deliciously illustrated read-aloud and be hungry, hungry, hungry for more!

The Ravenous Beast is hungry, hungry, hungry! He’s so hungry he could eat a whole house. Gobble it up! Swallow it down! But all the other animals are claiming that they’re the hungriest of all. What can the Ravenous Beast do to prove them wrong? Niamh Sharkey’s droll, strikingly stylized illustrations lend a fanciful flair to this comical tale of beastly competition - and insatiable appetite.

About Niamh Sharkey

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Niamh Sharkey is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books. When looking for inspiration for a new picture book, she turned to her old notebooks and sketches. "I came across a 1994 painting, RAVENOUS MONSTERS, featuring hungry, hungry animals. After much playing around with the idea, THE RAVENOUS BEAST was born." Niamh Sharkey lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Published August 11, 2003 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The teal-and-orange “Beast” is reassuringly comic rather than scary in this brightly illustrated tale of one-upmanship.

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Fans of silly wordplay will gobble up this tale of a Ravenous Beast who announces he's the "hungriest animal of all."

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