Bruce’s Big Move (Ryan T. Higgins)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins, the fourth entry in the hilarious Mother Bruce series.

Bruce and his geese children are back, now living with the three pesky mice from Hotel Bruce and Be Quiet!. Bruce has grown to love being mother to the geese, but the mice are simply not roommates he’s signed up for, especially since they are intrusive, messy, and create chaos all over his home, despite their good-natured disposition. Finally fed up, he comes up with a plan: move the family without telling the mice. It’s a bit of trouble finding a proper home for a bear and four geese, but Bruce finds just the spot. It’s perfect… except for the extremely friendly neighbors. And the geese missing their mice friends. And the mice eventually finding them and throwing a huge party to celebrate…

Ridiculously fun. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, do you and your little one a favor and go and read Mother Bruce together right now. Bruce’s Big Move keeps up the marvelous mix of dry, deadpan text over hilariously clever drawings; the spreads of this one are especially fun, featuring scenes of household bedlam that the parents of active children will find oddly familiar. While the ending is not quite as sentimental at the first two Bruce stories, the story is still so much fun that it’s of no consequence. The length is great, and JJ and I loved it. Baby Bookworm a-moved! (See what we did there?)

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