Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit

Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit

Book - 2010
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A rather large moose who cannot fit on the page teams up with his little chipmunk friend to find a solution. Final pages form a gatefold.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780374322175
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.


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Mariangela_S Mar 21, 2018

Thanks to his little squirrel friend, we get a full view of moose. And, he's one big guy!

Maya Muendel
Jul 25, 2017

so funny I mean honestly!

Mar 16, 2017

Silly, fun, interactive book about a moose that is too big to fit on the pages of this book. With a little creativity and help from a friend, Ernest finds a solution to his problem.

PimaLib_BeccaB May 08, 2015

This is a fabulous story about friendship, with a big giant fold-out moose at the end!

LibrLdyMapleValley Jan 23, 2015

Catherine Rayner is the author of several fabulous picture books (Solomon Crocodile, Augustus and His Smile) and one of my favorite books by her is Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit. It is perfect for talking about differences in people (or moose) and also about friendship because of the silent but ever helpful chipmunk who never gives up on Ernest.
Ernest is trying his hardest to fit into the book which is clearly too small for his sprawling and epic moose-y bulk. The play with language as he struggles to fit in is great fun to read aloud. "He struggles to SHIMMY, SHIFT, and SHUFFLE in forward. He tries to SQUIDGE, SQUODGE, and SQUEEZE in backward." Together Ernest and his buddy find a unique way to get him settled fully inside the book. Kids love the big, fold out solution.
The artwork is quirky, bold and, of course, BIG as each page is filled with moose bits. They may not talk but Ernest and chipmunk pop with personality and happy friendship. This is a great read aloud for a group or one small friend.

janicedlb Jun 13, 2014

It's amazing what can happen with a friend!

mvkramer Nov 29, 2013

A very big moose like Ernest can't fit in a small picture book -- until his friend the chipmunk helps out. A fun book to read aloud, makes kids laugh!

forbesrachel Sep 12, 2012

Excellent for kids to read, there are lots of funny sounding words to delight them with. Also, I love how the story affects the physical book.

emilymelissabee Jul 26, 2012

A fun read about Ernest, a moose who doesn't fit in his own book! Very silly and enjoyable.

Jul 14, 2010

A sweet story about a moose who can't fit into the book and how he and his squirrel friend figure out a way to make it all work. Good for discussing helping people fit in or feel welcome.

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