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Big Ernie's New Home: A Story for Young Children Who Are Moving Paperback – April 15, 2006
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Martin was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves before his career as an artist.
Top Customer Reviews
Best aspects: "Big Ernie" is the cat who is struggling with the move. It was a risk-free way for my daughter to identify with some of the feelings and experiences of moving without it feeling quite so scary, because it was the cat who was struggling, not her. In addition, Henry, Ernie's owner, is a little boy who rises to the occasion as a supportive, helpful friend for Ernie as they weather the transition together. That was brilliant. Rather than only the adults being calm and supportive, my daughter saw someone her own age as a role model. It opened up the possibility for my daughter that one can experience the chaotic feelings that go along with the moving experience without being victimized by them.
End result: she knew what to expect with moving logistics. She was ok feeling sad and used "I feel like Ernie" as her language when she was feeling a little scared. She was open to exploring when we arrived in her new environment. We had our moments, for sure, but overall, she thrived through this move and this book was a big part of helping her understand the move and be ok with some sad or scary feelings.
I noticed that other reviewers also didn't like that the story is told from the perspective of the cat (with the boy acting as comforter to his worried pet), but I actually thought that element of the story was okay, even cute. The illustrations were nice, too. For me, it was just the level of detail that became annoying.
It's the best of all the moving books I looked at / purchased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute idea, but my kids would have like to have heard about the move from the Kid's perspective, not the cat's. They only enjoyed it for 2 reads....Published 25 days ago by Amanda Nail
Great little book but it should be read prior to the move not after the move to be more most effective !!!Published 1 month ago by JGB
Awesome book for my 5 year old as we prepare to move. The 3 year old likes it as well but I think my older daughter gets more out of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Leach
I bought this for friends who are moving to another state with their 3 year old. They LOVE this book so much and said their son loves reading all about Ernie and his move! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christina
We love this book, it should have 5 stars, however, after a couple days the binding is coming apart. That being said, it's still the favorite moving book in our house.Published 5 months ago by sair
This book is perfection! Love that it describes the emotions a kid would feel when moving. I recommend getting this and "Boomers Big Day" if you are looking to prep your... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary McMullen