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Mother Bruce

by Higgins, Ryan T.,

Format: Print Book 2015
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Summary
Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. When his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings though, he starts to lose his appetite. Even worse, the goslings are convinced he's their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can't seem to rid himself of his new companions. What's a bear to do?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bruce the bear is a grump. He doesn't like company. Or sunshine. Or rain. What he does like is eggs and finding new fancy ways of preparing them yes, Bruce has the Internet and a stove. He is a very modern bear. Readers will no doubt start giggling as they see Bruce push his shopping cart through the forest to collect the necessary ingredients honey straight from the hive (He liked to support local business), salmon, and, of course, goose eggs. Having obtained everything he needs, he heads home and gets ready to cook. But, then, wouldn't you know it? The eggs hatch! This results in the grumpiest Bruce yet, and hilarity ensues as he attempts to get the baby geese, who are convinced he is their mother, to leave him alone. Comic illustrations range from full-page paintings to spot illustrations and panels that combine to show Bruce's schemes to rid himself of the geese, culminating in a silly but sweet conclusion. This case of mistaken identity will lend itself to a fun-filled storytime.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bruce is a grumpy bear. He's also a thieving and unscrupulous bear, and he likes to take eggs from nests ("He cooked them into fancy recipes he found on the internet"). But four eggs he grabs from a goose don't cook. They hatch. The four goslings that emerge follow Bruce everywhere, and no matter how he threatens-even when he bares his fangs and roars-the adorable big-footed goslings look merely puzzled. Little by little, the geese break Bruce down ("Bruce was stuck with them. He tried to make the best of it") and wear away at his dignity; in one scene he glares darkly beside a wading pool in water wings and flippers. Having passed through goose infancy and goose adolescence (complete with headphones) into adulthood, the geese refuse to migrate; Bruce has to improvise. Higgins (Wilfred) dwells satisfyingly on Bruce's forbidding scowls and tubby middle, and even portrays properly the change from gosling fuzz to adult Canada goose plumage. It's a droll look at conflict won by the underdog and-in its way-a book about unconventional families. Ages 3-5. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Bruce series
#1 - Mother Bruce
#2 - Hotel Bruce
#3 - Bruce's big move
#4 - Santa Bruce
Subjects Bears -- Juvenile fiction.
Geese -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Infancy -- Juvenile fiction.
Eggs -- Juvenile fiction.
Bears -- Fiction.
Geese -- Fiction.
Animals -- Infancy -- Fiction.
Eggs -- Fiction.
Publisher Los Angeles :2015
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes Title appears on cover and title page as "Mother Goose" where the word Goose is crossed out and replaced with Bruce.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 31 cm
ISBN 9781484730881
1484730887
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