Ryan Higgins is an illustrator and cartoonist who likes the outdoors and cheese sandwiches. After a year in the Arizona desert, Ryan is now safely back in Maine with his wife, Joanna, and their son, Griffin. 


In the tradition of Calvin & Hobbes and Dr. Seuss comes a new story of unlikely friendship.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a humongous and hairy giant named Wilfred. Whenever people saw him, they ran away, which made life very lonely for Wilfred. That is, until he found himself in a rather unusual town where once brave little boy saw something special in the timid giant. So begins a story of friendship and sacrifice that will remind readers just how important one voice – no matter how small – can be.

In this moving debut, Ryan Higgins shows his knack for blending humor and heart, and gives Lorax fans an unforgettable new hero.

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"A heartening tale of friendship." ~School Library Journal

"Displaying a judicious sense of comedy and drama, Higgins has crafted a lovely (and hirsute) fable about friendship and sacrifice... Higgins’s distinctively sculptural drawing style—the characters have the dimensional feel and expressive features of puppets—gives the story added emotional weight, and its sense of energy will keep readers turning the pages." ~Publishers Weekly