“Mother Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins. (Book Review)

Bruce is a grumpy ol’ bear with a knack for whipping up some egg dishes that he finds on the internet. But when the free range organic goose eggs he puts on the stove hatch into 4 real, live baby goslings, he quickly finds he has more on his plate than he can handle! Bruce attempts to return the eggs, but finds Mother Goose’s note that she’s flown south for the winter instead. Bruce tries to leave the goslings behind but knows he’s stuck with these goslings. With no Mother Goose, he is going to have to step up as Mother Bruce! The hilarity ensues as this “mother like no other” tries to keep these adorable goslings busy with activities like painting and swimming and feeding time!  We love the visual humor, like Bruce “catching” his salmon with a shopping cart in the river, big, tough Bruce in swimmies and wearing a baby gosling bjorn! Can he “bear” the weight of these new parental duties and manage to get the goslings-turned-geese to eventually leave him and fly south for the winter too? Dolly put her grumpy Bruce face on to really get into this good book and channel Bruce! She loves the great colors and expressions and liked to repeat all the “roar”and “mama” talk from Bruce and the babies! As a parent, I love the edgy humor Bruce has and the visual beauty to the illustrations, not to mention a top notch, funny story by author Ryan T. Higgins. This is one of our favorite new books, and we highly recommend serving this up as a gift for the holidays this year!

Title: Mother Bruce
Author: Ryan T. Higgins
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Pages: 48