Thursday, November 3, 2016

HOTEL BRUCE by Ryan T. Higgins / Book Review #picturebookmonth

Written & Illustrated by: Ryan T. Higgins
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: October 18th, 2016
Rating: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

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?

Bruce is back with a whole new adventure. Poor grumpy Bruce can't seem to catch a break. Continuing not long after the first story ended, the geese aren't babies any more, and Bruce continues to take them south each winter for their yearly migration. Upon returning home, Bruce discovers his beloved woodland home has been turned into a hotel by three mice. 

Once again, Bruce's misfortune makes for a humor filled story, both kids and adults will enjoy. The animals that were packed into Bruce's house, make this story even more entertaining. We loved the moose in his bed, and the bus full of elephants. Oh, and the three mice definitely give Bruce a run for his money. They're hilarious. Like the previous story, no matter how grumpy this bear can be, he still has a soft spot, and does a good deed. If you loved Mother Bruce, you'll enjoy Hotel Bruce. 

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