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
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.
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
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
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 think this book is suitable for a younger age group who will enjoy the illustraions and simple sho ...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
One difficulty was I kept calling the moose Ernst and Ernest, which might've been confusing for the kids...
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.
Did not like the illustrations. It was hard to recognize that Ernest looked like a moose at all.
Ernest is a very large but determined moose that wants to fit into the book. He tries his hardest to fit into the book. He tries to get in forward and backwards. His middle fits into the book but not the rest of him. He gets very upset and disappointed because the book is just too small for Ernest and it will not work.. or will it? “His little friend has a Big Idea!” With tape and paper they make the book just a little bit bigger and finally ...more
Ernest is a large moose... he "is also a very determined moose" and he is going to need that determination. Why? Because what Ernest wants is to fit inside this picture book and that is exactly what he can not do. Or can he?
This book would be a valuable addition to any pre-K through first-grade classroom. The author utilizes whimsy, humor, alliteration, and interesting extreme close-up illustrative style. Children will be engaged with the proble ...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
She finds huge inspiration in her pets and often uses them as models, frequently asking Ena to pose so that she can study ...more