Bruce is a lot of things. He is a bear. He is a grump. He is a pretty decent cook. And he is a mother.
One thing Bruce is not?
But that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity—again.
Kids will howl with laughter as award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins delivers another hilarious story about this bear who just can't catch a break.
Ryan T. Higgins (ryanthiggins.com) is an author and illustrator who likes the outdoors and cheese sandwiches. He is NOT a grumpy old black bear, but he DOES like making books about one—starting with the New York Times best-selling Mother Bruce, which received the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor. He also wrote and illustrated Hotel Bruce, BE QUIET!, Bruce's Big Move, and We Don't Eat Our Classmates. Ryan lives in Maine with his wife and kids . . . and too many pets.
PRAISE FOR BE QUIET!
—Junior Library Guild SelectionPRAISE FOR BE QUIET!
—Kids Indie Next ListPRAISE FOR BE QUIET!
* "[E]ntertainment gold."—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewPRAISE FOR BE QUIET!
* "Higgins has once again drawn up a winner."—Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewPRAISE FOR BE QUIET!
* "This hilarious and fun read-aloud will be a hit at storytime."—School Library Journal, starred reviewPRAISE FOR BRUCE'S BIG MOVE
"A funny, delightful argument both for and against a hermitic life."—Kirkus ReviewsPRAISE FOR HOTEL BRUCE
"As cheekily funny as the illustrations are, even funnier is their juxtaposition with the often understated narration. . . . A merry, witty celebration of chaos and grumpiness."—Kirkus ReviewsPRAISE FOR HOTEL BRUCE
"The illustrations are delightful, with lots of visual humor for those who pay attention to details. . . . This latest installment is sure to enchant a wide audience."—School Library JournalPRAISE FOR HOTEL BRUCE
—Kids Indie Next ListPRAISE FOR HOTEL BRUCE
—Junior Library Guild SelectionPRAISE FOR MOTHER BRUCE
"[H]ats off to Ryan T. Higgins."—The Wall Street JournalPRAISE FOR MOTHER BRUCE
"Higgins turns classic picture-book scenarios upside down, then wrings them for contemporary laughs."—The New York Times