Ernest and the Big Itch

Ernest and the Big Itch

by Laura T. Barnes, Carol A. Camburn, Carol A. Camburn
     
 

In this charming barnyard tale, a tiny, lovable donkey named Ernest and his farmyard friends show that persistence, acceptance, devotion, and friendship prove to be the building blocks of a happy life. In Ernest and the Big Itch, Ernest must find a way to scratch his back without bothering the other animals living on the farm. What he doesn’t realize isSee more details below

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Overview

In this charming barnyard tale, a tiny, lovable donkey named Ernest and his farmyard friends show that persistence, acceptance, devotion, and friendship prove to be the building blocks of a happy life. In Ernest and the Big Itch, Ernest must find a way to scratch his back without bothering the other animals living on the farm. What he doesn’t realize is that the pole he’s chosen to scratch with is the home of two little birds—and he accidentally shakes them right out of their house! The birds decide to help Ernest find an alternative scratching post, leading the trio on an amusing barnyard adventure and resulting in a strong friendship between the three. Beautiful watercolor illustrations of the sweet miniature donkey and the other animals at Barnesyard Farm are sure to enthrall young readers and parents alike, and hiding in each picture is a cute little bug for kids to discover.

About the Author:
Laura T. Barnes is the author of the Ernest series and was inspired by the adopted animals she owns at Barnesyard Farm. She lives in Sergeantsville, New Jersey. Carol A. Camburn is the illustrator of One Dollar and The Beast Who Couldn’t Say Boo. She lives in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

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Editorial Reviews

Ernest seeks a way to scratch [his] itch and in doing so introduces . . . life lessons on problem solving, cooperation, and the value of making new friends.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-In this third book in the series, Chipper, a bluebird, and his sister wake up to a beautiful sunrise, but are shaken out of their reverie by a jolt so strong that they think they are experiencing an earthquake. After investigating the situation, Chipper discovers that Ernest, a tiny donkey with a big itch, is using the pole that holds their birdhouse as a scratching post. Chipper suggests that he use a fence instead, but it turns out to be the wrong height, and the ladder he tries isn't sturdy enough. Finally, Chipper comes up with the perfect solution-a tree-and Chipper, Sis, and Ernest watch the beautiful sunset together. Colorful pen-and-ink drawings focus more on the personable characters than on their surroundings. Although the story is somewhat sentimental and sugary, it is not overly didactic. Add where stories of cooperation, problem solving, and friendship are needed.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967468129
Publisher:
Barnesyard Books
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Ernest Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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