A Carousel Tale

By Kleven, Elisa

Publishers Summary:
Ernst loves the carousel near his house, and his favorite animal to ride is the dog. When the dog's wooden tail comes loose just before winter, the carousel keeper gives Ernst the important job of watching over it until springtime. But the tail looks so sad sitting on Ernst's shelf without its dog that Ernst can't help but try to cheer it up. It isn't long before he has transformed the lonely tail into something wonderful! As spring approaches, Ernst wonders if he will have to give up his special creation. And if he doesn't, what will the poor dog have to wag? The inventive blue crocodile from Ernst and The Puddle Pail shines in a story children will cherish.

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978-1-58246-239-4
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

PreS-Gr 2 The star of "Ernst" (1989) and "The Puddle Pail" (1997, both Dutton) returns in another charming adventure. The young blue crocodile loves the carousel at the park, always choosing to ride the "honey-colored dog." One fall day, he's sad to see that the carousel has been covered up until spring. While walking home, he finds the dog's tail, which had fallen off, and the carousel keeper lets him take it home for safekeeping. To Ernst, the tail looks lonely, and he decides...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Ernst the crocodile (<i>Ernst</i>, <i>The Puddle Pail</i>) loves the carousel's wooden animals, especially "the honey-colored dog." ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2009

A Carousel Tale offers a reflection on responsibility, creativity, and love. The carousel keeper charges Ernst with the task of caring for his favorite animal’s tail, but Ernst’s affection has unexpected consequences. When, in an act of kindness, he decorates the tail, it becomes something else altogether—a bird that Ernst is reluctant to give up. In fact, Ernst loves the bird as he once loved the dog. Two i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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