Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Bruce's Big Move

Bruce's Big Move. Ryan T. Higgins. 2017. Disney-Hyperion. 40 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Bruce was a bear who lived with four geese because he was their mother and three mice because they would not leave.

Premise/plot: This is the FOURTH picture book starring the ever-grumpy bear, Bruce. (Sadly my library does not have the third book, Hotel Bruce. Though I have requested they order it.) In this book, Bruce decides to move--with his "children," the four geese. He's hoping to lose the mice somewhere along the way. (Spoiler alert: He doesn't.) Will the move be good for his family?!

My thoughts: I really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Bruce. He's a FABULOUS character. His grumpiness is adorable. (Actual grumpiness in real life not so adorable most of the time.) The illustrations are hilarious and definitely add a lot to the story. The writing is wonderful as well. I liked his new community--Soggy Hollow Pond. And the new neighbors look like they will provide some humor--not that it was needed!

Original audience born circa 2012 to 2015.

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 10 out of 10

© 2019 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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