Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell HobanBread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban

Bread and Jam for Frances

byRussell Hoban

Paperback | September 9, 2008

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Frances is a fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won't touch her squishy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at lunch. She turns up her nose at boring veal cutlets. Unless Mother can come up with a plan, Frances just might go on eating bread and jam forever!

Russell Hoban is the author of A Bargain for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, Best Friends for Frances, A Birthday for Frances, and Bread and Jam for Frances, all illustrated by Lillian Hoban. He also wrote Bedtime for Frances, illustrated by Garth Williams. He lives in London, England.
Title:Bread and Jam for FrancesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.19 inPublished:September 9, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060838000

ISBN - 13:9780060838003

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read If you have a picky eater at home, I highly recommend this book.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This spirited little badger is out smarted! Jam on biscuits, jam on toast, jam is the thing I like most! I hear this little song drifting through the house daily since introducing this little gem of a book. I loved it and so does my picky little eater. Mom and Dad never threaten they are clever and consistent. This spirited little badger is out smarted! So funny and delightful. I have a new appreciation for Frances. 4 and up.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A well written abridgement with the magic of Frances intact! This is a slightly abridged version of the original Bread and Jam for Frances. It is still a lovely little book and quite funny. We have been reading it like a picture book to our toddler and it is fine. Thank goodness Frances is still available. She was my favorite 40 years ago and my daughter loves her just as much!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bread and Jam for Francis I have read all of Hoban's Francis series to my children when they were young. This books thought them many life lessons in a none lecturing manner. We spend many hours reading about Francis and looking at the way she handled her life's problem. Being a young mother, at that time, I did not have the experience of preparing my children for school and making friends, but the books helped me tremendously. It gave the children a sense of being and how to belong and not staying angry at or person or a situation for long. My one daughter was so intrigued with Francis's singing that she began to sing whenever things did not go her way, this she kept up for a long time, from elementary school and almost right up to high school. Recently, I had the pleasure of reading some of the books to grade 6 and 7 students - their faces were captivated with the stories and you could see that they enjoyed the book as most had never heard of it before. Some books are still able to hold children's interest. This is one series I feel should not be forgotten, but brought into the reading circle.
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