Monday, December 7, 2015

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

by Ryan T. Higgins

This week's pick is from Cottager Anika Denise

What it's all about . . .
Bruce, a grumpy bear, loves eggs. He gathers them from all around the forest and fries them up for every meal. Then one day, oops! The eggs hatch into goslings instead of breakfast, and Bruce is mistaken for their mother. Hilarity ensues.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf . . .
It's super-funny.

Our favorite lines . . . 
"Bruce could take it no longer
and became EXTRA grumpy 
with them.
It didn't work.
Goslings always follow their mother,
even is SHE
is a HE and 
HE is a bear."

Our favorite illustration . . .

Why kids will love it. . .
Like we said… SUPER-funny. Bruce's scowls and inability to shake the geese will crack kids up.

Why grown-ups will love it. . .
Plenty of droll wit and funny gags for the grown-ups, too, e.g.: "Are these eggs free-range organic?"


  1. Just read this--it's very cute! Love the illustrations!

    1. Yes! the illus. are awesome! Thanks for the comment!