Mother Bruce (Mother Bruce, Book 1)

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Ryan T. Higgins

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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?

Book Reviews

"Wry text and marvelously detailed pictures juxtapose uproariously...Higgins' softly fascinating textures, deft lines, savvy use of scale, and luminous landscapes (which evoke traditional romantic landscape painting, atmospheric in air and light) make for gorgeous art...Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny." -- Kirkus, starred review (A 2015 Best Book)

"Higgins turns classic picture-book scenarios upside down, then wrings them for contemporary laughs." -- The New York Times

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 Gag Read Aloud Honor Book.

Book Details

  • Series: Mother Bruce Series (#1)
  • Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9781484730881

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