Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway — Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

Posted 11/28/2015 by Cezanne in Book, Giveaway, Review, Tour /// 4 Comments ///

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway — Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins Title: Mother Bruce
Author: Ryan T. Higgins
Publisher by: Disney - Hyperion
Published on: November 24, 2015
Genres: Children's Book
Page Count: 48
Format: Hardcover
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Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he's their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can't seem to rid himself of his new companions. What's a bear to do?


I was really excited to read this book with my son, because it really did sound like fun read. Mother Bruce was a hilarious, sweet, and funny story about a grump of a bear.  My son, Andrew, and I loved this one. We both laughed so much.

Bruce doesn’t love many things but he does loves eggs and he loves to cook. He unwillingly becomes a mama figure to 4 baby goslings when he buys a batch of too fresh eggs. No matter how Bruce tries to send them back, they just won’t go, because goslings always follow their mother!! It takes a little time but their little group become a very different, yet sweet family of five.

The story was very heart warming. We loved the beautiful illustrations and all of Bruce’s vivid facial expressions. This has easily become a new family favorite.

Q&A with the minion aka Andrew aka AJ

Mama C: So what do you think of the cover?

Aj: It’s cute mommy, he looks so grumpy!! (insert kiddie laugh here)

C: So sweetie, what did you think of the story ?

Aj: It was funny mommy. He is soo cool! Bruce is silly and the birds didn’t want to leave him alone. But he’s their mama now, so he can’t leave them!!!

C: LOL that is true. They are a family now. Wasn’t it cool that Bruce liked to cook? Though I don’t think I’ll be making honey salmon sauce anytime soon…

C: Would you want to read it again?

Aj: Yes!!! Can we read it again now??

C: LOL yes we can.

Aj: Hey you have apron like Bruce does!!

C: Yup I do! It’s really cool too (Thanks Disney-Hyperion)

Aj: I want one too! We could match. Mommy I want to dress up as Bruce. I liked him. Can I get a Bruce costume and have an apron just like his?? Can can we cook something too?? (This was all said in a rapid fire secession)

C: Well alright! I’ll try to figure out the costume thing. And yes, we can make something. But, no hard boiled eggs! Just in case!! 😉


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About Ryan T. Higgins

Ryan T. Higgins is an author/illustrator residing in Southern Maine. He lives with his three dogs, three cats, two geckos, one tortoise, one son, one daughter, and one wife. He has wanted to be a cartoonist since as far back as he can remember. (Actually, that’s not entirely true-he wanted to be a tiger until he was three, but, sadly, that didn’t really pan out.) Ryan’s first picturebook, Wilfred, was named a 2013 Wanda G g Read Aloud Honor Book. Visit Ryan online at

4 responses to “Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway — Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins

  1. Nicole Sender

    My grandson would love this book!