Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins



Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he's their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can't seem to rid himself of his new companions. What's a bear to do?

Targeted Vocabulary:

  • Grump/Grumpy - to act in a low or angry way
  • Beehive - a home for bees
  • Local - belonging to a close community, neighborhood, or city
  • Gosling - a young goose
  • Migration - seasonal movement of animals from one region to another


We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale