Book sample and prize package were provided by Disney-Hyperion. All opinions are my own.
With one avid reader and one beginning reader, there’s no such thing as too many children’s books in our house. My kids are practically eating them. I’m always on the hunt for illustrated books that will keep both kids interested at the same time, and when I find one, it goes to the top of the Flashlight Story pile. (Those are the ones we like to read together at night, under the covers!) Mother Bruce is one that we loved because it introduced us to grumpy old Bruce the Bear, and now the story of Bruce and his animal friends continues in Hotel Bruce!
The distinct humor in Hotel Bruce is enough to keep the kids laughing from beginning to end, and as a Mom, I can certainly relate to his wry, edgy wit. This is one book you won’t dread reading (we’ve all been there, right?)
Just look at his face on this page…that’s a mom face if I ever saw one. 🙂 But the best part about Bruce is that he actually has a heart of gold. He’s a lovable grump if ever there was one! And the illustrations are enough to keep kids looking back again and again to catch more details.
I won’t spoil anything for you, but there’s also a serious foodie vibe through the Bruce books. This is a bear after my own heart!
A QUICK SYNOPSIS:
When Bruce gets home from a southern migration trip with his goslings, he is tired. He is grumpy. And he is definitely not in the mood to share his home with the trio of mice who have turned his den into a hotel.
There’s a possum pillow fight wreaking havoc in one room, a fox luring guests into a stew in the kitchen, and a snuggly crew of critters hogging the bed. Bruce growls and grumbles and tries to throw them all out, but the entrepreneurial mice just can’t take a hint. Bruce is in a little over his head, especially once the goslings join the staff. Will this grumpy bear ever get his quiet, peaceful den back to himself?
Hotel Bruce is ideal for ages 5–8.
Ryan T. Higgins (ryanthiggins.com) is the author/illustrator of Mother Bruce. He does NOT live with four geese, but he and his family do live with a tortoise and a menagerie of other pets. At one time or another, Ryan has been friends with a porcupine, a raccoon, a beaver, dozens of mice, and a couple of squirrels, but he has never found a moose in his bed. He always peeks under the covers, though.
- one copy of Hotel Bruce
- one “Wipe Your Paws” welcome mat
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