Title: Mother Bruce
Author: Ryan T. Higgins
Recommended for: Preschool and up
Pages: 39 pages
Call Number/Link: E HIGGINS, R.
Synopsis: Bruce is a grumpy bear who likes no one and nothing but cooked eggs, but when some eggs he was planning to boil hatch and the goslings believe he is their mother, he must try to make the best of the situation.
Bruce may be grumpy but he uses the internet to look up recipes, a grocery cart to collect ingredients in the forest and he likes to support local business. This picture book made me laugh. I had to check it out and read to my older children, who found it funny also. The graphics are great and add to the great story as you can see Bruce is grumpy throughout the book. The text is big, bold, and not a whole lot per page. I think those who like Tops and Bottoms or Tacky the Penguin may enjoy this book.