Santa Bruce / Ryan T. Higgins.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Grumpy and cold when his forest friends insist he stay awake to celebrate Christmas, Bruce the bear, wearing his long underwear and warm hat, is mistaken for Santa by the youngest forest creatures.
    • Notes:
      Illustrated by the author.
    • Notes:
      On title page, "Claus" is crossed out and replaced with "Bruce."
    • Other Titles:
      Santa Claus Bruce.
    • ISBN:
      9781484782903
      1484782909
    • Accession Number:
      2018002680
    • Accession Number:
      on1029085337
      1029085337
    • Accession Number:
      fay.589829

Reviews

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Spring

The unibrowed bear (from Mother Bruce etc.) is back and, true to form, he would rather sleep through Christmas than enjoy it ("Bruce did not like cheer"). But then the adorable forest critters mistake Bruce's red shoveling getup for a Santa suit... Expect the usual laughs from Higgins (including terrific sight- and speech-bubble gags)--just don't expect Bruce to crack a smile. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 September #4

Bruce, a curmudgeonly blue bear, is no stranger to cases of mistaken identity, and he'd just as soon skip the holiday ("Bruce did not like fun./ Bruce did not like cheer."). But being a "mother" to a gaggle of geese and three mice—all bursting with Christmas cheer—means that hibernating isn't an option. When a raccoon mistakes the red-suited bear for Santa, his denial goes unheeded and word spreads fast. Soon, a menagerie of ecstatic woodland animals crowd Bruce's cabin, eager to sit in the lap of "Santa Bruce." Bruce's children don't help the situation: "Everyone, listen up! Single file! No pushing! Santa Bruce has time to see all of you!" Expressive artwork captures Bruce's gently cantankerous demeanor, along with his cast of adorable admirers, as the story continues to its logical conclusion. Thankfully, Bruce has yet to break character by so much as cracking a smile. Ages 3–5. (Sept.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2018 September #4

Bruce, a curmudgeonly blue bear, is no stranger to cases of mistaken identity, and he'd just as soon skip the holiday ("Bruce did not like fun./ Bruce did not like cheer."). But being a "mother" to a gaggle of geese and three mice—all bursting with Christmas cheer—means that hibernating isn't an option. When a raccoon mistakes the red-suited bear for Santa, his denial goes unheeded and word spreads fast. Soon, a menagerie of ecstatic woodland animals crowd Bruce's cabin, eager to sit in the lap of "Santa Bruce." Bruce's children don't help the situation: "Everyone, listen up! Single file! No pushing! Santa Bruce has time to see all of you!" Expressive artwork captures Bruce's gently cantankerous demeanor, along with his cast of adorable admirers, as the story continues to its logical conclusion. Thankfully, Bruce has yet to break character by so much as cracking a smile. Ages 3–5. (Sept.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2018 September #4

Bruce, a curmudgeonly blue bear, is no stranger to cases of mistaken identity, and he'd just as soon skip the holiday ("Bruce did not like fun./ Bruce did not like cheer."). But being a "mother" to a gaggle of geese and three mice—all bursting with Christmas cheer—means that hibernating isn't an option. When a raccoon mistakes the red-suited bear for Santa, his denial goes unheeded and word spreads fast. Soon, a menagerie of ecstatic woodland animals crowd Bruce's cabin, eager to sit in the lap of "Santa Bruce." Bruce's children don't help the situation: "Everyone, listen up! Single file! No pushing! Santa Bruce has time to see all of you!" Expressive artwork captures Bruce's gently cantankerous demeanor, along with his cast of adorable admirers, as the story continues to its logical conclusion. Thankfully, Bruce has yet to break character by so much as cracking a smile. Ages 3–5. (Sept.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.