Thanks to Disney for sending me Ryan T. Higgins’ new book, Hotel Bruce, and for providing a prize pack for my readers. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
One of the things I’ve missed most about my kids getting older is being able to read picture books out loud with them. We still have a huge collection of picture books that I’m now holding on to for my future (and possibly not-so-distant) grandchildren. Luckily, though, I have a bunch of younger nieces and nephews that still appreciate a good picture book. And since Hotel Bruce just came out this week – right before my trip to babysit my 2 nephews in San Diego – I was thrilled to be able to share Hotel Bruce and it’s predecessor, Mother Bruce, with them.
The boys fell in love with Bruce. They could tell that Bruce, though gruff and a little grumpy on the outside, has a soft heart. They laughed through both books and then asked me to read them again. They were thrilled when I told them they could keep the books (forever?!) and they even took them to bed with them (just in case they got up early and wanted to read).
About HOTEL BRUCE
By Ryan T. Higgins
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 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?
Perfect for ages 3-5 (and still enjoyable for older kids, too!).
ABOUT THE CREATOR
Ryan T. Higgins (ryanthiggins.com) is the author/illustrator of Mother Bruce and Hotel Bruce. He does NOT live with four geese, but he and his family do live with a tortoise and a menagerie of other pets. At one time or another, Ryan has been friends with a porcupine, a raccoon, a beaver, dozens of mice, and a couple of squirrels, but he has never found a moose in his bed. He always peeks under the covers, though.
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Enter to WIN a Hotel Bruce Prize Pack!
Check in for a relaxing night at Hotel Bruce! (Room service not included.)
One (1) winner receives:
- a cozy hotel robe, a pair of slippers + sleep mask;
- plus a copy of Hotel Bruce to keep your little goslings entertained!
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion. Giveaway ends 11/2 at 11:59 pm, after which a winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!
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