Bread and Jam for Frances Paperback – Sep 9 2008
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From Publishers Weekly
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.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
“The Hobans have done it again: a sly text attacking a real juvenile problem and attractive illustrations. Highly recommended.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Makes its point for fussy eaters … gently, amusingly, and most effectively.” (ALA Booklist)
“Frances discovers, in her own winsome way, that variety really is the spice of mealtimes.” (Publishers Weekly) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a cute tale with little rhymes that Frances sings to herself with her food musings. The illustrations are adorable, they are not a visual assault as some other children's books have. This book was first published in the 1960s and as with other picture books of that time, has nice long prose, a good length of a story.
Both parents and children who deal with fussy eaters will appreciate this funny tale. It is a classic that is sure to be a favorite!
When fussy eater Frances refuses to try anything new to eat, her mom and dad teach her a loving lesson in how you can have too much of a good thing. My daughter likes pointing out all the different food that's represented in Lillian Hoban's wonderful illustration and she's memorized all of Frances's charming little songs about jam and food. The love, humor and gentle nature of this book make it a good one to pass down from generation to generation.
The illustrations are very nice and colorful, and you have to love the how all the characters are badgers in the book.
If you enjoy this book, try out the other books in the Frances series. ...
Most recent customer reviews
Great book for younger readers who have graduated from the 1-2 sentence a page books :)Published 11 months ago by LSHuff
Our kids love Frances and her "problems" and as a parent, I enjoy reading these stories and the little life lessons incorporated in them.Published 16 months ago by R.B.
I read this book about twenty-eight years ago. Taught me that there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. I love it, and think of it often. A great gift for any child.Published on June 13 2000 by Danyel Smith
Fussy eater Frances only wants to eat bread and jam (whichactually sounds pretty good right now) - but she's confused when herparents actually give in to her wishes and allow her... Read morePublished on May 2 2000
I remember reading this book as a child with my mom. She would read a page then I would read a page. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 1999
Frances is such a wonderful true to life character that we can all identify with. I am a teacher of second grade and I read this every year to my class. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 1999