Product Description 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? Review * "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) "The vision and cleverness of Higgins and his delightful illustrations have produced an outrageously funny picture book that will make even the grumpiest readers laugh." -- Indie Kids' Next List (Top 10 Selection) * " Laugh-out-loud funny story ...I n Ryan T. Higgins's extraordinary illustrations, the dark purple bear with his perpetually furrowed brow contrasts delightfully with the cute yellow goslings who crawl and tumble all over him... Mother Bruce never cracks a smile as he dutifully raises his new family, but young readers won't be able to hold back. " -- Shelf Awareness, starred review "Higgins turns classic picture-book scenarios upside down, then wrings them for contemporary laughs." -- The New York Times " Readers will no doubt start giggling as they see Bruce push his shopping cart through the forest... hilarity ensues...Comic illustrations range from full-page paintings to spot illustrations and panels that combine to show Bruce's schemes to rid himself of the geese, culminating in a silly but sweet conclusion. This case of mistaken identity will lend itself to a fun-filled storytime." --Booklist From the Author Empty 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. Visit Ryan online at ryanthiggins.com.