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Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit
by Catherine Rayner

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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 in the end.  Read more...


 
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More About Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner
 
 
 
Overview

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 in the end.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780374322175
  • ISBN-10: 0374322171
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Mammals
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Concepts - Size & Shape
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-09-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

In keeping with this story's work-in-progress theme, Rayner (Harris Finds His Feet) uses green graph paper as a backdrop for Ernest, a moose who's too big to fit into the book's spreads. His pinprick eyes and ample schnozz, smudged with brown paint and dotted with fingerprints, peer at readers as he attempts to work his way into the confines of the spread: "He struggles to SHIMMY, SHIFT, and SHUFFLE in forward." His rear end dominates the next spread, pushing words out of the way. "He tries to SQUIDGE, SQUODGE, and SQUEEZE in backward." But Ernest's chipmunk sidekick has an idea: "She fetches some masking tape, and Ernest collects some paper." Their solution--one that recalls the finale of a similarly themed title, Mo Willems's Big Frog Can't Fit In--is a quadruple gatefold made to look like scraps of paper taped together; unfolded, it shows Ernest in all his moosey glory. Rayner captures beautifully the bulk and awkwardness of Ernest's massive body and the nervous movements of the chipmunk; even smallest children will greet their antics with giggles. Ages 2–6. (Oct.)

 
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