You might know him for his Mother Bruce series, or the Nutmeg Award nominated We Don't Eat Our Classmates and it's sequel, We Will Rock Our Classmates, but if you don't know him—get ready!
Bruce is a bear who struggles with fun. When Bruce says no to fun one too many times, Nibbs, Thistle, and Rupert secretly wish Bruce was more fun. And the geese secretly wish for sandwiches. The next morning, all their wishes come true. Bruce is cheerful. Bruce is adventurous. Bruce has pizzazz . . . and a basket of sandwiches.
Except Bruce is not exactly Bruce. He’s Kevin, Bruce’s fun cousin. Nobody knows that Bruce has gone fishing. Nobody knows that Kevin is coming. Nobody even knows who Kevin is. But, everyone quickly learns one thing: Kevin LOVES fun. Is it possible that too much fun is no fun at all?
Ryan T. Higgins writes some of our favorite picture books. He's won the E.B. White read-Aloud Award and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor, among other laurels. He lives in Maine with his wife and kids and lots of pets.