This book gets funnier every time you read it! A great story about a bear who reluctantly becomes mama to some goslings when his plans for a delicious hard-boiled egg feast goes awry, and the meal hatches. He's a grump through and through, but a grump with heart, so we love him. Bruce is the Lou Grant of bears. There are really so many hilarious bits in this book, and Ryan Higgins's illustrations are terrific -- so much expression, so many funny side bits to complement the words.