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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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not sure what the "Teacher 16" means ( )
  kelleyhar | Apr 24, 2014 |
This book is good for teaching children that it's good to try new foods. Frances only wants to eat bread and jam, until that's all her mom gives her for every meal. She gets sad and tired of eating it and she decides that it is much better to eat other foods as well. ( )
  TaraStraight | Feb 27, 2014 |
This book is good for children who are picky eaters because it shows them how they can like other foods, but still enjoy the foods they love.
  kelseyo | Sep 17, 2013 |
Frances is a picky eater who only wants bread and jam, and so eventually her parents concede and giver her bread and jam for every meal. She soon begins to realize that she is tired of bread and jam and would like a variety of things to eat.
This book would be good for teaching the plot of a story- showing the beginning, middle (including climax/problem), and end (solution) to young children. It would also be good for children to make connections and have a discussion about this story, so that they might develop some comprehension skills. ( )
  beckytillett | Apr 16, 2013 |
A classic children's book that can be shared with more generations to come. ( )
  DiamondDog | Mar 29, 2013 |
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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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