The Resource Hotel Bruce, Ryan T. Higgins

Hotel Bruce, Ryan T. Higgins

Label
Hotel Bruce
Title
Hotel Bruce
Statement of responsibility
Ryan T. Higgins
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A reluctant mother to four young geese, grumpy Bruce the bear loses his temper when he migrates home in the spring only to discover that mice have converted his den into a hotel
Member of
Tone
Character
Review
  • PreS-Gr 2—In this sequel to Mother Bruce, the bear and his quartet of goslings return home from winter migration to find that some mice have moved into his home and turned it into a hotel. Staying true to character, Bruce grumpily shoos the unwanted squatters out. However, a miscellaneous cast of woodland creatures keep turning up all over his home (including in the toilet). Not surprisingly, the next morning the mice return, managing to turn the geese into bellhops. When a rowdy group of elephant tourists show up, Bruce loses his cool and sends all the visitors out into the rain. Eventually Bruce's tender heart kicks in and he invites the mice back in to likely become additions to his adopted family. The illustrations are delightful, with lots of visual humor for those who pay attention to details. Subtle gags abound in this addition to the series. Students will laugh out loud at Bruce's misfortune and cheer when he has a change of heart. VERDICT This latest installment is sure to enchant a wide audience; a recommended purchase for any library collection.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh --Jasmine L. Precopio (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 8, p74)
  • Some bears can’t catch a break: having unwillingly adopted four goslings in 2015’s Mother Goose, Bruce finds that three enterprising mice have converted his home into a hotel in this slapstick sequel. Higgins’s caricatured artwork delights in the resulting chaos as possums throw a pillow fight, a beaver chows down on the kitchen table, and a frog gets comfy in the toilet. The goslings—who quickly step in as bellhops—provide lots of laughs, too, and although Bruce eventually sends the hotel guests packing, the ending proves that there’s still room left in his heart, as well as in his home. Ages 3–5. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (Oct.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 10/24/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 43, p)
  • A cantankerous bear’s home is once again wrested from his control.Even though he’s a bear, Bruce accompanies four geese south every winter for their yearly migration. Personally he “would have preferred to hibernate,” but he’s their mom (Mother Bruce, 2015). Returning one spring—on a bus, naturally—they discover that mice have turned their (human-style) house into a woodland hotel. The ensuing commotion includes possum pillow fights, a beaver eating at the table—well, eating the table—a fox trying to coax turtle-guests into a pot of boiling water (“It’s a bath!”), and a tourist bus full of elephants. As cheekily funny as the illustrations are, even funnier is their juxtaposition with the often understated narration. “It was a long night” shows Bruce in his one-bear–sized bed with four unrelated animals—the porcupine wanting to snuggle, the rabbit needing to pee—plus two of his own kids. When the mice-proprietors urge Bruce to check out (“Our bellhops will see to your luggage”), Bruce’s own children—the geese, who, though technically adults, act like toddlers—appear in bellhop uniforms. Dialogue is in speech bubbles. With deftly drawn lines that vary from bold to fine over tertiary colors, Higgins creates touchable textures (wallpaper; hardwood floors) and hilarious facial expressions, including Bruce’s perpetually scowling unibrow. A merry, witty celebration of chaos and grumpiness. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 1900)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10533475
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Higgins, Ryan T
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 510L
  • Decoding demand: 79 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 78 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 57 (medium)
  • Structure demand: 86 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
2.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Mother Bruce
Series volume
0002
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bears
  • Hotels
  • Forest animals
  • Bears
  • Hotels, motels, etc.
  • Forest animals
  • Humorous stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hotel Bruce, Ryan T. Higgins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1646649
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781484743621
Lccn
2015044855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781484743621
  • (OCoLC)936430052
Label
Hotel Bruce, Ryan T. Higgins
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1646649
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781484743621
Lccn
2015044855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781484743621
  • (OCoLC)936430052

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