September/October 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“Our beloved bear returns with those three pesky mice breaking the fourth wall and asking the reader to move Bruce around the book. Readers of all ages will laugh out loud as Bruce is subjected to some hilarious hijinks!”
— Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
In Hey, Bruce!, Bruce the bear experiences . . . well, whatever readers want him to.
Rupert, Thistle, and Nibbs, the fun-loving mice in Bruce's begrudgingly expansive family, guide readers on a quest for a fun reading experience, with Bruce the ever-reluctant star. As readers turn the page, flip the book, and follow the mice's increasingly silly instructions, Bruce is sent flying and tumbling—all as he looks right up the reader's nose! How will you interact with Bruce?
Bruce's life is what YOU, the reader, make it in this special interactive addition to the award-winning Mother Bruce series.
About the Author
Ryan T. Higgins (ryanthiggins.com) is the author and illustrator of 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. In addition to the Mother Bruce series, Ryan is also the author and illustrator of Norman Didn’t Do It!, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, We Will Rock Our Classmates, BE QUIET!, and What About Worms!?, an Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! book. He lives in Maine with his three children, three dogs, three cats, one gecko, one tortoise, and one wife.