I was so excited when publishers Disney-Hyperion asked my to promote the newest adventure with Bruce the Bear, Hotel Bruce. You know that I only share books that me and my kids absolutely love, and we thought that the first Bruce book - Mother Bruce - was a total hoot!
In the first book, Bruce is a culinarily-adventurous bear who loves to try out fancy and delicious recipes, and of course, he seeks out locally-sourced ingredients from his forest home. When he gets some fresh goose eggs for his latest recipe, he wasn't expecting them to hatch! Bruce reluctantly has to learn how to be a dad to his new gosling babies.
In Ryan T. Higgins' new book, Bruce and his gosling kids return from their annual winter migration holiday to the beach to find that three mice have moved into Bruce's home and turned it into a hotel! Well, obviously, this did not sit well with Bruce. There were animals in his bed, animals in his bathroom, animals in his kitchen, animals everywhere he turned! After lots of shenanigans, Bruce finally gets his home to himself once again, and peace and quiet returns.
I am so happy that Higgins is bringing Bruce back for more fun. His character is lovably grumpy. His love for his gosling babies is adorable. The story and the illustrations are full of laugh-out-loud funny moments for kids and the adults who read with them. Hotel Bruce comes to stores October 18. recommended age: 4 - 10