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Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban

Bread and Jam for Frances (original 1964; edition 1964)

by Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)

Series: Frances (3)

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Title:Bread and Jam for Frances
Authors:Russell Hoban
Other authors:Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1964), Edition: Revised, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Children's Picture Books, Fantasy, Your library
Tags:badgers, bread and jam, friends, childhood

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Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban (1964)


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francés learns to try new foods from a friend at school
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  TUCC | Nov 11, 2016 |
This cute book is perfect for beginning readers. It is about a girl and her picky eating habits, which is something all young children can relate too. Children can learn a lot from this book. The pictures are very bright and appealing to the eye.
  tayro_95 | Nov 9, 2016 |
This is a very cute book and would be perfect for beginning readers. I like how it teaches a lesson about trying new things. Since Frances chooses only bread and jam to eat all the time, that is what her mother starts serving her, all the time. Frances eventually gets bored and decides that bread and jam is not the only food that she wants to eat. Trying new things is not very easy for most young children. Teaching kids that trying new things is actually surprisingly a wonderful experience, is what can be taught from reading this book. ( )
  clp055 | Oct 22, 2016 |
Bread and Jam For Frances is a great book for beginning readers. The book deals with Frances and her picky eating habits. Cleverly, her mother decides to no longer offer Frances new foods, but rather, make sure that Frances only eats Bread and Jam so that she will tire of it. In the end, Frances tires of bread and jam and discovers that variety of food is more to her liking. I feel that the fact there exists a whole line of Francis books helps the child to get excited about reading, to find out what Frances is up to next. ( )
  childrenslitpdx | Feb 12, 2016 |
I liked the book Bread and Jam for Frances. I liked it because I thought it had a good message that readers can benefit from. The big message is to try new foods and not be a picky eater. It could also extend to try new things in general. Frances decides that all she wants to eat is bread and jam. After her parents agree to this, she decides eating bread and jam for every meal isn't all that great and agrees to try new foods. I think children can relate to Frances' dilemma and can learn a lot from this book. I also liked the book because the characters are believable and relatable, particularly Frances. I think little children can identify with Frances because some children are picky eaters and go through the same thought process as Frances. Overall, I thought the author did a good job making the characters relatable and setting up the plot in a way that readers can learn from its message. ( )
  lmorte1 | Sep 30, 2015 |
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Frances loves nothing better than jam and bread, and turns up her nose at other kinds of food. Then her mother starts giving Frances jam and bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. "What I am/is sick of Jam," Frances sings to herself. That's the end of Frances's jam-only days, as she discovers, in her own winsome way, that variety really is the spice of mealtimes.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064430960, Paperback)

Frances, one of children's best-loved characters for over 30 years, now springs to life even more in Bread and Jam for Frances,beautifully reillustrated in sparkling full color by Lillian Hoban. In this memorable story, Frances decides that bread and jam are all she wants to eat, and her understanding parents grant her wish'at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacktime. Can there ever be too much bread and jam?

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Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal--until to her surprise--her parents grant her wish.

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