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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan Higgins


Beagles and Books is excited to be part of the Bruce’s Big Storm blog tour organized by Rockstar Book Tours. 

About the Book:
Author: Ryan T. Higgins
Pub. Date: September 3, 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 48
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD

Publisher’s Summary:
Bruce’s home is already a full house.  But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he’ll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter-whether he likes it or not.   Readers will love this next installment of the uproarious, award-winning Mother Bruce series.

Wet and windy weather is coming to Soggy Hollow and Bruce would prefer to wait out the storm alone.  All the other animals think it would be more fun to have a pajama party and play games at Bruce’s house. While Bruce does not agree with this plan, he allows the animals to gather at his house and attempts to enjoy his peace and quiet reading in his chair.  Bruce’s self-imposed solitude doesn’t last long, for his help is needed to rescue a bunny who is stuck in the storm.  When Bear, the bunny, and Nibbs the mouse begin to blow away, all the neighborhood animals band together to save them. But Bruce’s adventure is not over because the storm causes an oak tree to crash into his house leaving his home in a shambles.  Fortunately, the animals unite again to help rebuild Bruce’s house making even better than before (although Bruce might disagree).

While Bruce may be grumpy and antisocial, what I love about the Bruce series is the animals accept Bruce for who he is.  And Bruce begrudgingly partakes in the animals’ activities from playing Duck Duck Goose to serving as the den leader for the Acorn Scouts Adventure Club (pay close attention to the endpapers).  In my school, our virtue for the month of September was unity and during a read aloud of Bruce’s Big Storm, a student made the connection that the animals demonstrated unity not only by working together to save Bruce, the bunny, and Nibbs but also by rebuilding Bruce’s house.  Higgins’ artwork is full of such detail that the children wanted a re-read just to have a closer look at the illustrations especially the animated facial expressions on all the animals which counter Bruce’s cranky demeanor. The verdict- Bruce’s Big Storm blew us away so I highly recommend!


About Ryan:
Ryan T. Higgins is a New York Times Bestselling author/illustrator residing in Southern Maine. He lives with his two dogs, two cats, one gecko, one tortoise, one son, one daughter, and one wife. As a child, he lived on a diet of cartoons, cheese sandwiches, and climbing trees. At the age of four he decided to become a cartoonist and he’s been making his own cartoons ever since.

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Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a finished copy of BRUCE’S BIG STORM, US Only.  Enter by clicking link below.


Tour Schedule:

Week Three:

10/14/2019- Treestand Book ReviewsReview
10/15/2019- Beagles and BooksReview
10/16/2019- Little Red ReadsReview
10/17/2019- Wonder StruckReview
10/18/2019- Life Within The PagesReview

Week Four:

10/21/2019- Fyrekatz BlogReview
10/22/2019- Southern Girl BookaholicReview
10/23/2019- Two points of interestReview
10/24/2019- Novel NoviceReview
10/25/2019- Here’s to Happy EndingsReview

Week Five:
10/28/2019- YA Book NerdReview
10/29/2019- Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview
10/30/2019- NerdophilesReview
10/31/2019- Wishful EndingsReview



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