Perfect Picture Book Friday – Mother Bruce

Happy First Perfect Picture Book Friday of 2017, Folks!

There’s really nothing like Friday, is there?

Not only do we get a brand new list of Perfect Picture Books to enjoy, we have the prospect of the whole weekend stretching before us in which to read them, hopefully by a cozy fire with a cup of hot chocolate, or tucked under a warm quilt with a pajamaed youngster or two or three eagerly anticipating the stories to come 🙂

If you haven’t yet read this Perfect Picture Book, you’re in for a treat!


Title:  Mother Goose Bruce

Written & Illustrated By: Ryan T. Higgins

Disney Hyperion, November 2015, fiction – an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book

Suitable For Ages: 5-8

Themes/Topics: humor, determination/perseverance

Opening: “Bruce was a bear who lived all by himself.  He was a grump.”

Brief Synopsis: Bruce is a grumpy bear who lives alone and likes to cook fancy egg recipes he finds on the internet.  But when the eggs he procures hatch, he’s in for a whole lot of trouble – a bunch of goslings who think he’s their mother and WILL NOT LEAVE! 🙂


illustration copyright Ryan T. Higgins 2015

Links To Resources: Geese Fun Facts For Kids; 15 Fun Facts About Geese; goose coloring pages

Why I Like This Book: This book made me laugh out loud!  It’s clever and funny.  Bruce is stubbornly determined to maintain his loner living status, and the goslings are equally determined that they will never leave their “mother” 🙂  And the art is amazing!  Bruce’s grumpy expressions, the adorable goslings, the beautiful backgrounds and details – such fun!


illustration copyright Ryan T. Higgins 2015

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂