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!
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.