Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit

10 best books like Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit (Catherine Rayner): Snip Snap! What's That?, Brontorina, I'm Not., Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?, Waiting for Winter, There Are Cats in This Book, A Bedtime for Bear, Lots of Dots, The Rabbit Problem, Jump!

Snip Snap! What's That?
AuthorMara Bergman
This book is a great read aloud! My story time audience got up and gathered around the book to find out what happens when three children are stalked by a big mean alligator who comes "creeping...creeping...creeping up the stairs." The kids gathered around the book in order to point out all the wonderful...
AuthorJames Howe
From the sure-footed duo of James Howe and Randy Cecil comes a hugely endearing new character in a humorous, heart-warming tale about holding on to your dreams.
Brontorina has a dream. She wants to dance. But Brontorina is rather large too large to fit in Madame Lucille s dance studio. Brontorina...
I'm Not.
AuthorPam Smallcomb
Evelyn is lots of things. Circus performer. Antarctic explorer. I'm not.

Here is the perfect book for children who feel like their outgoing friend is oh-so-talented . . . and they're not. Our shy narrator lists all the things that her best friend, Evelyn, is good at—from jumping on the bed...
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
AuthorSusan A. Shea
Because I'm a librarian I like to slot books into distinct categories. Alphabet book. Concept book. Emotions book. So on. Other people like it too. That's why I keep a file of different lists of books by topic at my reference desk. There are some books that don't fit into any category, and that's fine. They're...
Waiting for Winter
AuthorSebastian Meschenmoser
What can I say about Sebastian Meschenmoser’s Waiting for Winter except for wow, what a sweet and simply wonderful little story, with equally enchanting illustrations (although I do wish that my local library also had this book in the original German, as Herr Eichhorn und der erste Schnee but that...
There Are Cats in This Book
AuthorViviane Schwarz
Open the covers of this extraordinarily inventive, interactive book to find that the cats inside are ready to play -- in very surprising ways.
There they are, purring under a blanket. But not for long! Three sprightly cats named Tiny, Moonpie, and Andre are eager to involve you in their games, whether...
A Bedtime for Bear
AuthorBonny Becker
When the impish Mouse comes to spend the night, Bear is in for a rude — and very funny — awakening in this irresistible new story starring the unlikely pair.

Bear must have absolute quiet when he goes to bed. He likes to set out his glass of water, adjust his nightcap, fluff his favorite pillow,...
AuthorCraig Frazier
Whimsical dots, dots for licking, dots for snacking and even dots on shirts. In every color and size dots make up many of the things in the world around us. There are dots everywhere, if only you know where to look.

In the recent past there have been numerous books based on how we interact with common...
AuthorEmily Gravett
While Emily Gravett's illustrations are indeed sweet and imaginative, full of fun and movement, I have simply found her The Rabbit Problem much much too busy for me (to the point of it becoming distracting, to the point of it becoming tedious and actually rather boring, as I simply shut down and was only...
AuthorScott M. Fischer

When a bug sleeping on a jug is chased by a frog, he has to jump to get away. But then that frog (who’s sleeping on a log) is in for a similar surprise! He’s attacked by a cat…who needs to jump away from a dog…and on it goes, until not even a shark is free from getting a little fright! Building on repetition...
AuthorNancy Coffelt
How would you describe a hippopotamus? Big might be the first word that comes to mind. What about a whale? Gigantic? Immense? How about enormous! What if you had to find a word for the biggest animal of them all—a dinosaur. Mammoth? Humongous? Colossal!

With its bright pictures of animals...
AuthorMichael Rosen
My, oh my! An elusive fly stirs up some mighty beasts in this witty tale for the very young, from a British Children’s Laureate and a talented new Irish illustrator.

When Tiny Little Fly sees great big toes (and lands on a great big nose), the poor elephant tries—tramp, crush, tramp—but...
AuthorBob Shea
The simple wording and sparse illustrations combine to create a book that echo's the unexpected pleasure that comes from something as basic as NEW SOCKS!
By the end of the book I was recalling the thrill of all kinds of insignificant things I had reveled in when I first got them,
as a kid: new pajamas...
Big Smelly Bear
AuthorBritta Teckentrup
Kids will love this lighthearted and fun tale about keeping clean, featuring an adorable character that bath-resistant little ones will really relate to. It’s never bath time for Big Smelly Bear: he doesn’t brush, he doesn’t wash, and he’s simply unBEARable. No one can stand to come close!...
The Doghouse
AuthorJan Thomas
Mouse, Pig, Cow, and Duck are playing a carefree game of ball when (horror of horrors!) their ball gets kicked into . . . THE DOGHOUSE. Who will risk a run-in with scary Dog to get it back? Hysterical high anxiety ensues as Mouse volunteers each animal to do the dirty work—but you’ll never believe what’s...
I Don't Want to Be a Pea!
AuthorAnn Bonwill
If Hugo Hippo and Bella Bird are going to make it to their costume party, they simply must learn to agree! A bright and cheerful picture book about friendship and compromise.Hugo Hippo has a best bird. Bella Bird has a best hippo. They make a perfect pair, and they are going to the Fairy Tale Dress-Up party...
Tuck Me In!
AuthorDean Hacohen
Who needs to be tucked in? Turn each page until all baby animals—and little readers—are cozy and ready for sleep in this irresistible bedtime ritual.

The stars are out. The moon is rising. All the baby animals, from peacocks to pigs to zebras, are ready for bed. Will you tuck them in and say...
AuthorDavid Ezra Stein
The delightful tale of a curious baby kangaroo, from the creator of Leaves When you're new to the world, every hop brings another surprise! Joey wants to go exploring, but everything he discovers is almost too exciting. Bees, rabbits, birds . . . other creatures can be scary! But Mama is never far away,...
Hugless Douglas
AuthorDavid Melling
Before you all start panicking, I have not started spawning a tribe of miniature goodreaders - the earth will be safe from that calamity for a while yet. I bought this for my friend's little girl who is two next week. I phoned her up and said, "so how old is the kid, is she two or three because I can't remember?"...
Little Owl Lost
AuthorChris Haughton
From a debut author-illustrator! What if a little owl fell from his nest? A reassuring story for the very young told with whimsy and simple, vibrant artwork.

Uh-oh! Little Owl has fallen from his nest and landed with a whump on the ground. Now he is lost, and his mommy is nowhere to be seen! With...
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