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. Read more...
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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? Praise for Mother Bruce *" W]ry text and marvelously detailed pictures juxtapose uproariously. . .Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny."
-Kirkus, starred review
*"Ryan T. Higgins's illustrations are extraordinary. . . . A] hilarious, artful picture book with a nod to foodies great and small" --Shelf Awareness, starred review
Kids Indie Next List, Top Ten
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-24
- Reviewer: Staff
Some bears cant catch a break: having unwillingly adopted four goslings in 2015s Mother Goose, Bruce finds that three enterprising mice have converted his home into a hotel in this slapstick sequel. Higginss caricatured artwork delights in the resulting chaos as possums throw a pillow fight, a beaver chows down on the kitchen table, and a frog gets comfy in the toilet. The goslingswho quickly step in as bellhopsprovide lots of laughs, too, and although Bruce eventually sends the hotel guests packing, the ending proves that theres still room left in his heart, as well as in his home. Ages 35. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (Oct.)