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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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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 |
This book deals with change, stubbornness, and the ability to accept change in a small persons life. And Jam.. It talks about groovy delicious yummy Jam. ( )
  SalemDjembe | Sep 7, 2015 |
Such a cute book. Frances the badger is completely relatable, especially for other picky eaters. Her misadventure of just eating bread and jam is adorable, especially when she creates her own songs about her food. The story is written simply, but also is thought provoking for small children. After reading it begs them to ask themselves if they would be happy eating only their favorite food for all meals.
  JessicaLeupold | Jan 6, 2015 |
Great beginner book for students who are reading on their own. There are many different Frances books that relate to different things. Many different students could potentially connect with the text. ( )
  HeatherSilva | Sep 24, 2014 |
This book is all about eating healthy and having proper nutrition. Frances only eats bread and jam for most of the book. She feels lethargic and wishes for other foods after days of only eating bread and jam. In the end, she requests to eat spaghetti, and she feels better. She is then more willing to eat more diverse foods. This book would be great accompanying a lesson about healthy eating for elementary students. ( )
  rpazmino-calligan | Sep 21, 2014 |
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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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Russell Hobanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoban, LillianIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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