Meet our new store favorite--a mother like no other! Grumpy Bruce (a black bear) has a modern lifestyle that has no room for 4 (free-range organic) goslings. What's a mother to do? As they grow from "annoying baby geese" into "stubborn teenage geese" Bruce has his sights set on their migration and a long winter nap for himself. But like any Mom he may have to wait a bit longer for his nap! Very funny!
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.
E. B. White Read-Aloud Award
Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor
New York Times Best Seller
Kids Indie Next List, Top 10
"Higgins turns classic picture-book scenarios upside down, then wrings them for contemporary laughs."—New York Times
"[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."