Ernest is a rather large moose with a rather large problem. He is so big he can't fit inside his book Luckily Ernest is also a very determined moose, and he and his little chipmunk friend aren't going to give up easily. Will they find a way for Ernest to fit in? Featuring a surprise fold-out ending, children will love this stunning book from the award-winning Catherine Ra...more
I like this story as it teaches children about the idea of feeling like you don ...more
Ernest is a large moose with a very big problem, he can not fit on the page! However with the help of his friend and determination he tries all sorts of ways to be able to fit into the book. Until at the end where his friend the chipmunk helps him realise that he did not have to change anything about himself to be able to fit in, the book adapted itself to fit Ernest. So the last page folds out into a bigger page and Ernest finally fits!
This is a wonderful and funny story to be read in KS1 with ...more
The books only downfall is that it ends so soon. I really liked the illustrations which brought the challenging plan of trying to help Ernest fit in, right into the readers lap through an open flap book sty ...more
This is a lovely story about two friends that could not be more different! The story is based on a small chipmunk and a very large moose! The moose is so large that he does not fit any where regardless of his best efforts. I love the words chosen in the text such as shimmy, shuffle, and shunt! This story may be useful to read to children whilst they are learning the phonemes ‘sh’.
I believe the story would be suitable to young children due to the large font, short text ...more
This is a story about a moose named Ernest, who has a problem, he is very large and cannot find a way to fit into the book. Throughout the story the illustrations show different parts of Ernest’s body and different ways he tries to fit on to the page. However Ernest does not give up and with the help of his little friend a chipmunk they come up with a plan. The last page of this book is a fold out and shows how Earnest and his friend have fo ...more
I am pretty exactly sure that Ernest? and his little squirrel-ish buddy, who collect paper and tape it together to make a big enough book for the moose to stand up straight and lo ...more
I think this book is suitable for a younger age group who will enjoy the illustraions and simple sho ...more
Upon re-reading, I find that I very much like this title. The language is fantastic and the illustrations are charming. I'm looking forward to sharing it with my storytime families.
Ernest the lovable moose has a BIG problem! He is too tall and too wide to fit into his own book! Luckily he has a chipmunk friend who is there to help. If you like books about perseverance, friendship, and a lot of heart you will love this book! Will Ernest find a way to fit into his book? Find out for yourself in this fun and unforgettable story.
This refreshing children’s book by Catherine Rayner is unlike any other book I have read and I find the concept of Ernest’s struggle to fit in the book of great interest. I feel it is an unusual approach to a children’s story, but welcome the modern thinking behind it.
Rayners choice of language is simple yet effective, and the physical aspect of the language is appealing too, with certain words enlarged, making them stand out. Such words, like, ‘ ...more
This is an excellent book. The language is entertaining (and arguably made-up at times!) It is descriptive and engaging. The illustr ...more
‘Ernest is a rather large moose with a rather large problem. He is so big he can’t fit inside his book! Luckily Ernest is also a very determined moose, and he and his little chipmunk friend aren’t going to give up easily. Will they find a way for Ernest to fit in? Featuring a surprise fold-out ending, children will love this stunning book from the award-winning Catherine Rayner.’ (Amazon)
This refreshing children’s book by Catherine Rayner is unli ...more
Firstly I really enjoyed this book mainly due to its quirky humour and feel good ending.
Ernest the moose is rather large, so large he struggles to fit in his own book, with his “middle” fitting in his head cannot etc. His friend the chipmunk tries his utmost to direct Ernest to get into the book, but to no avail. The chipmunk even tries to physically move Ernest but again to no avail. Earnest is very disappointed he still cant fit into the book ...more
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I think this book is a lot of fun, and very creative. I like how it solves a problem using creativity, practicality, thinking "outside of the box", and friendship. I could use this book in a number of ways in the classroom. One of which introducing the idea of teamwork or problem solving. I think the students would enjoy reading this story, but we would all have to take special care ...more
It is a light-hearted book that will keep children amused and they will love the surprise for them at the end. The last page is fold out; Earnest and the Chipmunk alter the book to fit Ernest in rather than Ernest having to change himself at all. The text is excellent to read aloud and to hold up and show children ...more
A wonderfully funny tale of determination.
She finds huge inspiration in her pets and often uses them as models, frequently asking Ena to pose so that she can study ...more