Format: Hardcover Beginning Reader
Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? The curmudgeonly bear is back in an early reader. Five short chapters recount the BIG FUN DAY that his mouse friend Nibbs has planned for grumpy Bruce. Of course, Bruce does not like any of the activities. The illustrations add to the fun as they had fun details to the text. For example, we see why Bruce does not like swimming as the illustration depicts a turtle biting Bruce’s bottom under the water. So was the day a success? The book ends with Bruce at bedtime. “It was a day filled with fun! Bruce does not like fun. Fun makes Bruce grumpy…And Bruce likes being grumpy.”
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? This is the perfect choice for early readers especially those who love the Bruce picture book series.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries and elementary school libraries
Where would you shelve it? Early Readers
Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? Yes.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
Date of review: 6/17/17