Who Is the Beast?

  • Title: Who Is the Beast?
  • Author: Keith Baker
  • Illustrator: Keith Baker
  • Publisher: Voyager, Harcourt Brace & Company
  • Publication year: 1990
  • Brief Summary: From Houghton Mifflin-“A friendly tiger is confused by jungle animals fleeing from a beast, until he discovers he is the beast!”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library –I found another great discussion guide from The Prindle Institute for the Ethics concerning the nature of fear, and what we call a beast. I do believe this would be great for younger children.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it –I think the two-page layouts of very colorful illustrations grab the reader’s attention. I enjoyed the twist in the book, that the tiger was afraid of all of these other, smaller animals, but of course, all of the other animals were afraid of him.

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