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Mother Bruce

Mother Goose Bruce, by author illustrator Ryan T. Higgins. Disney Hyperion publisher.

Oh. My. Gosh. This book is adorable! Bruce is a rather grumpy but very unique bear. He doesn’t like much of anything except eggs and fancy recipes he gets off the internet.  One particular recipe that catches his interest is hard boiled goose eggs drizzled with honey-salmon sauce! (I told you Bruce isn’t your normal out-in-the-woods type bear.)

Bruce sets off to track down the ingredients to concoct this amazing, mouth watering recipe. And track them down he does! The unfortunate thing about recipes and cooking, however, is that sometimes they don’t turn out quite like the picture shows, and that is exactly what happens when Bruce tries his paw at making this particular recipe.

Mother Bruce is as funny as it is sweet. Children will love the very animated facial expressions of Bruce and his little goslings. Parents will get a kick out of the nod to all things organic and free-range. The story line is super imaginative and ends with Bruce feeling maybe not quite as grumpy as before???

Mother Bruce is already being recognized for the funny, beautifully illustrated book that it is. It was recently been named one of the Chickadee Award Books for 2016/2017! Ryan has written other picture books, including Wilfred, which was his first picture book. Wilfred was named a 2014 Wanda Gag Read Aloud Honor Book.

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