Mother Bruce (Mother Bruce, Book 1) (Mother Bruce Series #1) (Hardcover)
Bruce is a bear who likes eggs. Specifically, he likes to cook eggs using recipes he's found on the internet. One day, he finds a recipe for hard boiled goose eggs and sets out to find some. Unfortunately, he doesn't cook the eggs long enough and they hatch. Bruce finds himself as the mother to goslings, which is exactly what he doesn't want. This results in a hilarious picture book that's so much fun for kids and the adults who read to them.— Cathy
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?
About the Author
Ryan T. Higgins is an author/illustrator residing in Southern Maine. He lives with his three dogs, three cats, two geckos, one tortoise, one son, one daughter, and one wife. He has wanted to be a cartoonist since as far back as he can remember. (Actually, that’s not entirely true—he wanted to be a tiger until he was three, but, sadly, that didn't really pan out.) Ryan’s first picturebook, Wilfred, was named a 2013 Wanda Gág Read Aloud Honor Book. Visit Ryan online at ryanthiggins.com.
"[H]ats off to Ryan T. Higgins."—Wall Street Journal
* "[W]ry text and marvelously detailed pictures juxtapose uproariously. . .Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Ryan T. Higgins's illustrations are extraordinary. . . . [A] hilarious, artful picture book with a nod to foodies great and small."—Shelf Awareness, starred review
“Higgins turns classic picture-book scenarios upside down, then wrings them for contemporary laughs.”—New York Times
E. B. White Read-Aloud AwardEzra Jack Keats New Illustrator HonorNew York Times Best SellerKids Indie Next List, Top 10