|Beach Bummer (Mother Bruce (Bruce the bear))
Author: Higgins, Ryan T.
Bruce and his family spend a wonderful day at the beach... almost.
School Library Journal (01/01/24)
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School Library Journal - 01/01/2024 PreS-Gr 2—It's a hot summer day in Soggy Hollow. While the geese and mice want relief at the beach, Bruce just wants to sit at home. Eventually worn down by their imploring looks, Bruce relents, and they head to the beach with Bruce lugging all the equipment. Bruce's curmudgeonly ways don't spoil the outing for the others, but rain drives them all back home. A laugh-out-loud ending will surprise readers as Bruce has a turn of heart and creates a wonderful beach substitute for his companions. Delightful illustrations capture emotion with great humor. VERDICT Fans of the "Mother Bruce" series will not be disappointed, and newcomers will want to read more of the adventures of this grouchy bear and his friends.—John Scott - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.