Hotel Bruce

Hotel Bruce 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 int

  • Title: Hotel Bruce
  • Author: Ryan T.Higgins
  • ISBN: 9781484743621
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 groWhen 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 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 reviewKids Indie Next List, Top Ten

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    1. Check out more Picture book reviews @ Perspective of a WriterEvery year Bruce travels south with his goslings on their migration to Miami. It is a tiring trip making him grumpy and longing for the peace and quiet of home. Instead he finds his den turned into a forest hotel run by a trio of mice. He suffers possum pillow fights, a fox trying to eat their guests and a moose hogging his bed until a bus full of new guests are too much! I really enjoyed Mother Bruce and the cute concept. The art was [...]

    2. Bruce the Bear is back from his southern migration with his geese friends and ready to relax – but while he was away, three mice have turned his den into a hotel! What will Bruce do???? This is another delightfully charming installment in the Bruce series, and like the first book, full of great stuff for kids and grownups.Backlist bump: Mother Bruce by Ryan T. HigginsTune in to our weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books, All The Books: bookriot/listen/shows/allt

    3. Okay, I read this at work a month or so ago, but since I just ordered it today, I'm finally coming forward to say: if you love Mother Bruce you'll love this. Maybe not with the same intensity, but it's still wonderful. One of the great joys of these books is that they are will tickle both kids and parents, who will be able to tolerate reading these again and again.

    4. I LOVED the first book Mother Bruce and hoped for such awesomeness with the second. It was cute but not as cute as the first. It just lackedmething! Still look forward to more!

    5. Poor Bruce! As if the grumpy bear wasn't burdened enough by having his goslings to raise, now his home has become a hotel! I love how this book has jokes for kids and adults, but not naughty ones. Just a sort of wry, dry humor that appeals to older readers, while the kids are entertained by the basics of the story and the wonderful pictures. Really, the illustrations are like nothing else around right now, with rich colors and a sort of rough yet detailed look.

    6. The story of our favorite grumpy bear named Bruce continues as he returns from his southward migration to discover his home has been turned into a hotel by mice. Poor Bruce! Ryan Higgins is able to follow-up a fantastic story in Mother Bruce with another likeable, humorous journey with Bruce and his goslings. I don't know if I laughed aloud as much in this one, but I was still charmed and picture many kids loving the addition to the series.

    7. Is it fashionable to have a grumpy adult in picture-books these days? I seem to have been reading a lot of them lately. But maybe I'm just lucky to find them all, because it is a theme I'm particularly interested in, as I'm getting crotchety myself.In any case, thank you, Ryan, for writing this sequel to your wonderful Mother Bruce.I love the details in the illustrations, especially things like how the geese fell asleep on the bus coming home in the spring, though it was the bear that missed his [...]

    8. The story of grumpy Bruce Bear continues. Readers find Bruce bringing the Goslings back to the forest from having a fun-filled summer in Miami. But in their absence, their house has been taken over by mice that have turned it into a hotel! Bruce tries to go to bed only to find a moose, raccoon, porcupine, rabbit and various birds in his bed. In the morning he demands to see hotel management; the mice present themselves in ties. Bruce has had enough and begins to roar. The goslings translate for [...]

    9. I didn't get nearly the kick out of this that I did from the first "Bruce" book, but the illustrations were charming and I always enjoy a picture book featuring a grumpy protagonist.

    10. With hilarious expressions and adorable illustrations, this book is sure to entertain parents and children alike. This is the second book in the Bruce series and continues where the first book left off. I love the images of the bear interacting with the many different kinds of animals and the expressions are just fabulous. The scene showing a fox trying to convince half a dozen turtles to get into the soup pot because "It's a bath! These veggies and spices are good for your shells!" (p. 21) is h [...]

    11. Nice follow up. Great to see grumpy ol' Bruce again, making it all work for his nontraditional family, and carrying on in the face of life's many, many annoyances. Featuring special guest appearances from the Be Quiet mice.

    12. Bruce and the goslings come home from the south but find their home turned into a hotel. Bruce takes it as long as he can then he has enough.What a guest list! Bruce tries for the goslings' sake but enough is enough and we find out what a softie Bruce is. I loved the illustrations. I laughed out loud again. Just delightful!

    13. Now we know where the mice come from. Makes more sense when these books are read in order of publication.

    14. Personal Response I thoughtwas a cute book and a good kids who are learning to read. When I read this book to my sister, Nora, she enjoyed the book. She had fun reading it with me. Nora thought Bruce was funny. She would like to read this book again, with me.PlotThis book started when Bruce migrated with some geese he used to live with. When he went back to is home in the forest he found that some mice had turned his home into a hotel. Bruce got irritated after one night of his home being a hote [...]

    15. While not quite as cute as it's predecessor, "Mother Bruce", it's still entertaining. It isn't really one of those books that reads really smoothly as you have to really keep stopping to point out everything going on in the illustrations. It is adorable and humorous and small children will love it. My 6 year old thought it was just great. I personally prefer a smoother reading experience, but, this is still a book that is a lot of fun to read to children.

    16. Bruce and his goose children return in the spring to discover that mice have turned their home into a hotel for other animals. Living quarters are cramped and tempers fly.Really loved "Mother Bruce," the first story about Bruce and his goslings, but this sequel was not as hilarious. Still adore the illustrations of the geese.

    17. Bruce returns home from migrating with his geese to find that mice have moved into his place and turned it into a hotel.Why I started this book: Bruce is a great character Why I finished it: While the humor in this book is more with the illustrations than the text, it's still great fun for parents and children.

    18. Cute sequel. The same adorable and humorous illustrations. Those geese School-age will enjoy and get the humor better, especially in a read-alone or lap-read where they can see the smaller details. But they would probably still enjoy a storytime setting with it. Preschool still might enjoy. Maybe. Some humor will definitely pass them over as in the first book. But worth a try.

    19. Hmmmmm I found that this book was not good for k-2 as the topics of migration, hibernation, rodents, and why the bear was the geese's mother was too much to explain, and then they couldn't follow the story after I explained what I could. They did like the expressions on Bruce's face though! My fourth grader enjoyed it. My 80 year old mother also enjoyed it!

    20. Super fun, cute storybook that employs both the text and the pictures to tell the story. I have not read its predecessor, Mother Bruce, but this book was still very enjoyable even without already being familiar with the main character.

    21. Another installment of Bruce the bear and his life with his adopted geese. This time a bunch of pesky mice take over his home turning it into a hotel! Well Bruce is not having any of that and tries to put an end to these shenanigans! A delightful and humorous tale.

    22. Definitely a fun book. The book moves around a lot geographically, which is cool. I like how the authored paired the bear with the geese. The illustrations are really cool. You should get some giggles from the kids when you read this book.

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