Mother Bruce by author/illustrator, Ryan T. Higgins, is straight up hilarious. First of all, the title character is that grumpy old man everyone loves, because you know deep down he’s actually sweet. Well, he gets in a pickle when his thoroughly planned out dinner recipe backfires and lands him in an unwanted parenting situation. The humor derived from both words and pictures is sure to appeal to children as well as adults. I picked up this (hardback!) copy at Barnes and Noble for EIGHT dollars during a special sale.