Release Date: November 24, 2015
Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. He is a bit grumpy and the only thing he does enjoy is eating eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out ot be real, live goslings, Bruce begins to lose his appetite. Now the goslings think Bruce is their mother and they aren't going away.
Absolutely adorable, Mother Bruce is familiar and yet different enough to feel original and fun. I think anyone would lose their appetite if their meal was to hatch into adorable baby geese. I also love that poor Bruce has to not only deal with being a very unprepared and unwilling mother, but then he has to help his gosling family go south for the winter. Poor grumpy Bruce. I mean, bears are supposed to hibernate in the winter, not fly south. The illustrations were cute and lively, the real gem being Bruce's many expressions and his unibrow. Oh and Bruce with four goslings strapped to his front was perfection.
This book is coming out at just the right time because I forsee it being a perfect present to go under many a Christmas tree.
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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 picture book, Wilfred, was named a 2013 Wanda Gág Read Aloud Honor Book. Visit Ryan online at ryanthiggins.com.