Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit

Ernest the Moose Who Doesn t Fit 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

  • Title: Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit
  • Author: Catherine Rayner
  • ISBN: 9780374322175
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 With some tape, odd bits of paper, and plenty of enthusiasm, the pair constructs an enormous gatefold page by themselves, and everything fits together inErnest 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 With some tape, odd bits of paper, and plenty of enthusiasm, the pair constructs an enormous gatefold page by themselves, and everything fits together in the end.

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    1. So cute! Earnest is an adorable moose, but he's also very big, and he doesn't fit in the book! He is also a determined moose, and doesn't give up. But, try as he might, the book is just too small. Fortunately, his little chipmunk friend has a very big idea The ending is a treat that I'm sure children will enjoy. Adorable illustrations and some fun read-aloud words make this a winner.

    2. This is a delightful book. Ernest is so, so cute. This is a great story for teaching kids to “think outside the box” and mostly it’s just fun. It’s a perfect read aloud book; there is a fold out page at the end, and this is not a board book (at least my edition isn’t) so very young children should be supervised while this book is being read. Beginning readers will probably enjoy this book too. Great for animal lovers and book lovers both. I took one look at Earnest and fell in love. Fo [...]

    3. “Ernest, the moose who doesn't fit” by Catherine Rayner is a nice book for early years children. Ernest is a large moose who cannot fit into the book so as we read the book we can only see parts of him. His small chipmunk friend is trying desperately to get him to fit into the book but to no avail. Just when they are about to give up, his little friend comes up with a great idea to fit him in the book which is to stick some pages together so we can finally see Ernest in all his glory. On the [...]

    4. I must have been in a grumpy mood the first time I read this book. At the time, it didn't appeal to me, maybe because I was tired of fold out pages and how quickly they get ripped when part of a library collection.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.

    5. An amusing challenge of trying to fit a moose in a book. I enjoy books that address the fact that they are books and break the barriers of the edge of the page!

    6. ‘Ernest’ is a book about an enormous moose who finds it hard to fit in-quite literally! He finds it so hard to even fit on to the pages of the book. Yet with a little determination and help from his marsupial friend they work closely together to find an alternative way of accommodating Moose. 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 [...]

    7. This is a story about a very large Moose called Ernest. This moose has a mouse for a best friend and together they try to come up with a solution to solve Ernest’s problem of not fitting into his book. After trying a number of solutions, the mouse disappears and makes a surprise for Ernest. The last page of the book folds out into four pages and the Moose is standing tall in his page. He thanks his friend and smiles. I like this story as it teaches children about the idea of feeling like you d [...]

    8. Ernest has a problem, he doesn’t fit into the book! He tries to shuffle in forward, but that doesn’t work. He tries to squeeze in backward. Nope. He can get his middle to fit, but not his legs or head. Luckily, Ernest has a small friend with a big idea. It’s just going to take some tape and some paper. They work for a long time until… Well, you will just have to read it to find out how they manage to fit Ernest into his book. Children will respond to the visual puzzle of how to get Ernes [...]

    9. 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 [...]

    10. Catherine Rayner- Ernest. 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 t [...]

    11. Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner. 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 [...]

    12. Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit, is a wonderfully illustrated book by Catherine Rayner. Literally, this normal sized picture book is about a Moose who is entirely too big to fit into it. Throughout the book, Ernest tries to squish, squash and shimmy into the pages, but to no avail. His unusual solution is to "tape" together spare scraps of "paper" to create a large gatefold page at the end, where Ernest triumphiantly squeezes his whole body in. Children will love this surprise pop-out page at [...]

    13. I really enjoyed this picture book by Catherine Rayner. Ernest is too big to fit into the book even with the help of his little chipmunk friend he cannot fit. However there is a charming solution to the problem!!! The story gives the idea that there is a place for everyone and the importance of working together. It also captivates the child into the thinking of "How will Ernest fit into the book?"I think this book is suitable for a younger age group who will enjoy the illustraions and simple sho [...]

    14. I have always suspected that Mo Willems's Big Frog Can't Fit In, with its giant spindly foldy parts, was a parable of reasonable accommodation (as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, in part, "making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities").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 [...]

    15. A very brief book but the kids loved it when Ernest managed to fit in the book! Not really a spoiler. I almost wish it had been a bit longer, and maybe that his friend the little helpful chipmunk had been introduced. One difficulty was I kept calling the moose Ernst and Ernest, which might've been confusing for the kids

    16. Ernest is a Moose who cannot fit into a book. He tries repeatedly but cannot fit because he is too big. His friend, a small mouse comes up with an idea to help Ernest solve his problem. They both make a big book together, that folds out into a large poster. There is nice use of illustrations and is easy to follow with simple vocabulary and pictures.

    17. Audience: PrimaryGenre: FantasyErnest 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.

    18. Terrific story. and the gatefold spread that finishes this book is a perfect ending. But it also means that either I need to add this book to my storytime collection or resign myself to its dying the minute some nanny lets little Jacob or Isabella look at it on their own!

    19. This is a humorous tale about a big moose and his attempts to fit inside the pages of a book. The narrative is short and entertaining and the illustrations are terrific, especially the fold out pages at the end. This is a wonderful book for younger children. Adorable.

    20. A clever telling of a friendship between a very large moose and a chipmunk and how they work together to solve a problem.

    21. Love it. I'm going to have to remember to plan a big/little story time just to read this book! Would pair nicely with Mo Willem's pop-out book "Big Frog Can't Fit In"

    22. Toy or moveable book (lift-the-flaps or pop-up)Title (italicize): Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t FitAuthor: Catherine RaynerIllustrator (if separate from author): Genre: Animal book, toy or moveable book, fictionTheme(s): Friendship, creativity, problem solvingOpening line/sentence (type directly from text): Ernest is a RATHER LARGE moose.Brief Book Summary (2-3 sentences in your own words): The story is about Ernest, a moose, who desperately wants to fit his whole body onto the page. His chipm [...]

    23. What a lovely book. The colours and illustrations are beautiful, you can see the finger prints in the paintings! A gentle book about friendship, problem solving and fitting in in life. I really loved the use of language in this book, so carefully chosen to be gentle and encouraging whilst also expressive and complemented the overall style of the book.

    24. A really cute book about a rather large moose called Ernest who can't fit into his own book so he and his friend devise a creative plan to solve his rather large problem! Great illustrations and fun to read aloud! A definite recommendation :)

    25. Ernest is a moosea big moose. He's so big he doesn't fit into the book. But he and his friend find a way to change that.Did not like the illustrations. It was hard to recognize that Ernest looked like a moose at all.

    26. Wat doe je als je boek te klein is? Jezelf erin proppen natuurlijk, of het boek groter maken. Het is zo simpel als iets, maar dat belet ons niet om er van te genieten :)

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