The Resource Bruce's big fun day, by Ryan T. Higgins

Bruce's big fun day, by Ryan T. Higgins

Label
Bruce's big fun day
Title
Bruce's big fun day
Statement of responsibility
by Ryan T. Higgins
Title variation
Bruces big fun day
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nibbs the mouse wants to give Bruce the bear a Big Fun Day, but unfortunately grumpy Bruce does not like fun
Member of
Tone
Character
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1—Bruce is a terribly grumpy bear, and his curmudgeonly ways, which have endeared him to picture book audiences, are on full display in this beginning reader series. The humorous illustrations are perfect for kids who will chuckle at the juxtaposition of the text and the art, which tell wildly different stories. It turns out that Bruce is grumpy but he just might have good reason to be. His mouse friend, Nibbs, plans a big, fun day but his idea of what fun is misses the mark entirely. While the text describes each activity, the art shows how horrible it all turns out for Bruce. Nibbs is well-intentioned but his efforts make Bruce even more grumpy. Readers won't despair, though, because it turns out that being grumpy is the best fun of all for Bruce. While this is not a standout in the beginning reader category, it is certainly one that children will read and enjoy. VERDICT First grade teachers will find this a welcome addition to their beginning reader bins.—Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA --Joan Kindig (Reviewed 06/01/2019) (School Library Journal, vol 65, issue 5, p69)
  • Bruce the bear (Bruce's Big Move, 2017, etc.) is back for another grumpy day, this time in early-reader form. Fans of Bruce can rejoice as their favorite character advances alongside his audience. The well-known grouch appears with his signature skeptical expression and mouse frenemy Nibbs. Nibbs arranges a "BIG FUN DAY" for the pair, but as per usual, it's laced with disaster. Youngsters will giggle at and groan alongside Bruce as he recovers from a syrup-doused breakfast in bed, runs from an ant-infested picnic gone awry, and endures an extremely wet boat ride. The sight of oblivious Nibbs leading Bruce through the challenges, constantly beaming, adds to the laughs. The twist ending—that Bruce "likes being grumpy" and secretly enjoyed his harrowing day—is a smidge disappointing after such a fresh-feeling story, but no one will complain after all the fun. Higgins' droll narrative style uses predictable and repetitive vocabulary and plenty of clear visual cues to help newly independent readers navigate the book themselves. There are enough meaty words like "afternoon" and "fancy" and "supper" interwoven to keep youngsters on their toes, but the narrative is so engaging and the art so crisp and colorfully textured that they'll be eager to read on. Bruce may not be having a "BIG FUN DAY," but new readers sure will. (Early reader. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10782236
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Higgins, Ryan T
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.H534962
LC item number
Brp 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
World of reading. Level 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bears
  • Mice
  • Attitude (Psychology)
  • Bears
  • Mice
  • Attitude (Psychology)
  • Humorous stories
Target audience
preschool
Label
Bruce's big fun day, by Ryan T. Higgins
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2018030842
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
28 pages
Isbn
9781368015776
Lccn
2018030842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044768711
Label
Bruce's big fun day, by Ryan T. Higgins
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2018030842
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
28 pages
Isbn
9781368015776
Lccn
2018030842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044768711

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