Hotel Bruce Prize Pack Giveaway


Thanks to Disney for sending me a copy, and for providing a prize pack!


Continuing the Mother Bruce story those lovable geese and crabby bear are back! Hotel Bruce is the newest book from Ryan T. Higgins. My boys really enjoyed the picture book Mother Bruce, but I was truly stunned at what happened when Hotel Bruce arrived at our house. I cuddled up with my youngest son to read him the book. Not too surprisingly my 3rd grader came on over to listen as well. While he is an accomplished reader in his own right, he still enjoys a good picture every once in a while. But what truly surprised me was my 6th grader came over to listen as well. He is 5’4 and has feet larger than mine. He reads novels and challenges my will with his sassy wit everyday. I couldn’t believe it. He huddled in for Hotel Bruce too. I had a complete story time moment with all three of my fellas. This mama’s heart was happy.

What’s even more surprising is that in the two weeks since we’ve had the book, we’ve replicated this story time moment all together several times. I don’t know what it is. It could be the illustrations. It could be the storyline. It could be that they enjoyed Mother Bruce so much. I’m not sure. But whatever it is, I can’t get enough. Bring on the Hotel Bruce snuggling! 


We went camping this past weekend and Hotel Bruce came along.  The boys enjoyed a moment of civilized reading time during the middle of the day. Believe me this picture is deceiving. They are usually annoying each other and smacking each other. But for a few brief moments, enjoyed some reading bliss. 




By Ryan T. Higgins

Release: October 18th, 2016

Ages: 3-5 {obviously this is a loose recommendation of ages, for the record my guys are 6, 9, and 12} 



When Bruce gets home from a southern migration trip with his goslings, he is tired. He is grumpy. And he is definitely not in the mood to share his home with the trio of mice who have turned his den into a hotel.


There’s a possum pillow fight wreaking havoc in one room, a fox luring guests into a stew in the kitchen, and a snuggly crew of critters hogging the bed. Bruce growls and grumbles and tries to throw them all out, but the entrepreneurial mice just can’t take a hint. Bruce is in a little over his head, especially once the goslings join the staff. Will this grumpy bear ever get his quiet, peaceful den back to himself?



Ryan T. Higgins ( is the author/illustrator of Mother Bruce. He does NOT live with four geese, but he and his family do live with a tortoise and a menagerie of other pets. At one time or another, Ryan has been friends with a porcupine, a raccoon, a beaver, dozens of mice, and a couple of squirrels, but he has never found a moose in his bed. He always peeks under the covers, though.

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One lucky Mama Report reader will win a Hotel Bruce prize pack! 

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One (1) winner receives:

  • a cozy hotel robe, a pair of slippers + sleep mask;
  • plus a copy of Hotel Bruce to keep your little goslings entertained!


Giveaway open to US addresses only.

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  1. Julie Bickham says

    No we haven’t read this story yet.

  2. James Robert says

    No, I have no read that

  3. We have read it! Super cute!!

  4. No I haven’t read Mother Bruce before.

  5. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Have Not Read Mother Bruce Yet.

  6. shelly peterson says

    I have not read Mother Bruce.

  7. Soha Molina says

    No I have not read it.

  8. Diane Sallans says

    Not yet – but I think we should!

  9. I haven’t yet but I think we would love it!

  10. Vicki Wurgler says

    no I have not read it

  11. No I have not read Mother Bruce.

  12. Yes! We have Mother Bruce. It’s such a cute story!!

  13. Dawn Monroe says

    No but we hope to soon.

  14. No, I haven’t read it yet.

  15. Audra O'Hara says

    I haven’t read Mother Bruce. I’m so loving the illustrations! Just look at that bear; I just wanna hug him! My daughter would like adding this book to her bedtime routine.

  16. Julie Wood says

    I have not read this cute book yet!

  17. Brenda Guardado says

    No but I would love to.

  18. Charlene S. says

    I haven’t yet, but looking forward to it.

  19. No, I have not.

  20. Tara Liebing says

    I have not read it yet, but we’d love to read it!

  21. Jeanna Massman says

    I haven’t read this book but it looks really fun!

  22. No, I have not read it.

  23. Jennifer Rogers says

    No, we have not read Mother Bruce yet!

  24. We have not read Mother Bruce yet!

  25. Breanna Pollard says


  26. I have not, but it looks super cute!

  27. I have not read Mother Bruce

  28. Jessica To says

    I have not read Mother Bruce yet.

  29. I have not read it yet

  30. Jillian Too says

    No, we haven’t read it.

  31. Ellie Wright says

    No, I have not read it.

  32. Jenny Stanek says

    Have not read it!

  33. I have not read it yet, but I will definitely add it to our list of books to read.

  34. Michelle C says

    I haven’t read Mother Bruce. This book looks adorable!

  35. I haven’t read it but it looks nice.

  36. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I have not read it yet.

  37. Sarah Hall says

    No, I have not read it but I would love to give it to my grandson.

  38. Stacy Renee says

    Yes, I read Mother Bruce with my daughter earlier this year and loved it! It was very funny and I actually think I got more out of it than my daughter did!

  39. No, I haven’t read it yet.

  40. No I have not

  41. Leigh Anne Borders says

    I actually have not read Mother Bruce. I recall seeing it, but I have not read it yet. It sounds like a great series of books.

  42. So funny! We just checked Mother Bruce out from our library on Friday and read it to our toddler daughter tonight. She lUghed so hard that tears came out of her eyes! I’ve never seen her so tickled over a book besides Dr. Seuss! I can’t wait to read Hotel Bruce with her!

  43. stephanie macdonald says

    i have not

  44. Cassie Eastman says

    I haven’t, but it looks like a great book! I’ll definitely have to look for it on our next trip to the library!

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