Hotel Bruce

 
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Hotel Bruce
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4+
Release Date
October 18, 2016
ISBN
978-1484743621
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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?

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Bruce Returns!

Bruce the bear is mother to four geese, and although he’s not all that happy about the situation (because Bruce is grumpy about most things), he tries to do his best as a mom—which means he migrates south with his goslings for the winter. As a result Bruce gives up his hibernation time—and that makes him even more grumpy.

When Bruce and his geese return home from their travels they find that mice have moved into their house, and the mice have turned the house into a hotel. Although Bruce tries to restore peace and order to his home, the mice, his geese, and the hotel’s guests have other ideas.

Bruce is charming—in his own grouchy way—and there is plenty of silliness throughout the book too. Although the story is a bit disjointed, HOTEL BRUCE shows that even grouches can have sweet souls, and motherly love isn't defined by gender or temperament. The illustrations are great, and both Bruce’s discontent and sweetness shine through on every page.

My thanks to the publisher and YA Books Central for a copy of the book in exchange for my unbiased review.

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Wonderful illustrations

Grouchiness and silliness in one story
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