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Ernest Hardcover – Illustrated, 4 Sep 2009


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  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; 1 edition (4 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230529194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230529199
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 0.9 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 544,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Catherine Rayner is an author and illustrator of children's picture books. She studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art where, for her final degree show, she created what would go on to be her debut picture book.

Originally from Yorkshire, Catherine fell in love with the city of Edinburgh and still lives there. Winner of the 2009 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for her second book HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET, Catherine has now been shortlisted four times for the award. She was also awarded the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards in 2006 and was named one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008. In 2010, she was the inaugural illustrator in residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. In 2012 Catherine's book 'Iris and Isaac' won the UKLA Children's Book Award and the Dutch edition of 'Solomon Crocodile' has been selected as PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 in The Netherlands by the CPNB.

As well as producing award-winning picture books, she also exhibits her artwork in galleries all over the world and illustrates her own range of greeting cards. For more information visit www.catherinerayner.co.uk You can also 'like' Catherine Rayner on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @catherinerayner.




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What is a moose to do? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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. 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.

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Ernest is an exceptional moose, both exceptionally drawn in Rayner's free flowing lines, and exceptionally determined. He is also so large that he can't fit inside the book, but he isn't going to give up. And you can be sure that, with his trusty chipmunk friend, by the end of the story Ernest will be in the book - but how? It's a novel and surprising end which my children loved.
Brilliantly told in only seventeen short sentences, and with such striking artwork, this light-hearted book will amuse both preschoolers and their grown-ups. A cracker!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anfield on 12 Aug. 2012
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I bought this book due to a recommendation from a friend. It is not only a wonderful story but has masses of learning opportunities for children. The text is fun and easy to follow but has many chances for children to explore language through alliteration. My children enjoyed guessing what would happen to Ernest at the end. It also has mathematical possibilities through measuring and size which children would love to explore. This book is wonderful and I recommend it to everyone from Early Years up to the end of key stage 1.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER on 6 Aug. 2013
Format: Paperback
Ernest is a very large moose who can't fit into his book, until his small friend the chipmunk has a brain wave ... The book is superbly bold - more a concept than anything, with minimal text and very humorous, endearing illustrations. It is ideal for young children who I'm sure would be delighted to see the whole of Ernest at the end. It's a bit like suddenly seeing the Shard or the Nat West building up close for the first time, emerging to a place where you have an unblocked view of the whole building.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicola Bell on 6 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
Lovely concept and beautifully illustrated, although we would have liked a name for Ernest's little friend!
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By C. Groves on 30 April 2011
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This is a lovely book. The story is very short and it has a bit of a surprise at the end. My 3 year old son loves reading it again and again even though he knows what happens at the end.
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By KTC on 11 Jun. 2012
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Fantastic book, my 4 year old absolutely loves it! We also bought this for our little friend's birthday and it also became his favourite book. I would recommend.
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