Big Bad Bruce

Big Bad Bruce

by Bill Peet


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Bruce, a bear bully, never picks on anyone his own size until he is diminished in more ways than one by a small but very independent witch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395329221
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/25/1982
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 129,605
Product dimensions: 8.43(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile: AD890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Bill Peet was the author of 34 books published by Houghton Mifflin. One of these, BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, was named a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book. All of Bill Peet’s books published by Houghton Mifflin Company, including his first book for children published in 1959, HUBERT'S HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURE, remain actively in print today.

In both his career as an author and illustrator of children’s books and in his work as sketch artist and continuity illustrator at Walt Disney, Bill Peet created a menagerie of memorable characters. As he himself noted, "I write about animals because I love to draw them. Most of my animal characters have human personalities, and some are much like the people I know."

At Walt Disney, where Bill Peet worked for 27 years, he was a key participant in the production of classic films such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and 101 Dalmatians for which he was not only an artist, but the screenwriter as well.

Bill Peet’s signature style enabled him to create fast-paced stories of fantastical adventure delivered with warmth and laugh-out-loud hilarity. His unfailing humor did not, however, prevent him from addressing such poignant issues as kindness toward others and respect for the environment. Through the exploits of his characters, Peet offered his audience a chance to see themselves and their world through new eyes.

"At some point," Bill Peet once said, "it occurred to me that drawing was something I couldn’t possibly give up, and somehow it must be turned into a profession." He went on to not only fulfill his dream but to introduce generations of young readers to his delightful vision of humor, friendship and compassion.

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Big Bad Bruce 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bruce the bear is a nasty type of guy. He likes to roar and rumble through the forest and his favourite pastime is to scare the wits out of the other forest animals. He especially enjoys throwing boulders at them. But one day he goes too far and throws a huge boulder down a hill where it lands in the garden of witch. She is generally a nice old lady, unless she gets her temper up. She decides to teach Bruce a lesson he won't forget. Another fun story but not so good as the others we have read by Peet. This book points out that some us are just too set in our ways to ever wholly change.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Bruce is a bully bear who is taught a lesson. Well, except he doesn't learn it, and that's my problem with the book. Unless maybe the point is to teach kids that some people never change.
Swampgal2 More than 1 year ago
Big Bad Bruce is just a fun read with your kid. This book remains a standard baby gift in our household. We usually keep at least one on hand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended - you must check it out! One of our best childrens' books. We now give it as a gift. Kids 3 - 5.