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Bread and Jam for Frances Library Binding – Jan 1 1993

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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Other; Reissue edition (Jan. 1 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006022360X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060223601
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 445 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,403,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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“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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Format: Paperback
This is a cute and captivating tale of Frances, the picky eater who only wants to eat bread and jam. Her parents handle her food refusal by indulging her with bread and jam at every meal and snack. She soon tires of it and wants to eat what everyone else is eating: a well-rounded meal.
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!
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Format: Paperback
I remember falling in love with "Bread and Jam for Frances" when I was a child and I was eager to see if my 3 year-old daughter would be equally fond of it. It's one of her favorites. We've read this book before bedtime almost every night for the past month.
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.
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Format: Paperback
The Frances books are great. Children and adults can share books for once and both enjoy them. Bread and Jam for Frances is about when Frances has become a very picky eater and only likes to eat bread and jam! A great tale for picky eaters.
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. ...
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Format: Hardcover
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, with illustrations done by Lillian Hoban is one of my favorite books. This book teaches a very important lesson to any child who has a favorite food. In the story Frances eats only bread and jam, even though her mother prepares other foods for her. Eventually, Frances' mom stops preparing other foods for Frances and gives her only bread and jam, just as she likes. Frances is happy with this at first, but then grows sick of eating the same food for every meal while her friends and family are able to eat other foods. In the end Frances' mother gives her different foods for her lunch at school and Frances is happy again. I believe this story to be one that any elementary school aged child could relate to. The story tells children of the importance and enjoyment of eating a variety of foods. The pictures and text directly complement each other. The text is needed to tell the complete story, but the pictures enhance the story. Bread and Jam for Frances is a simple story that is easily followed by children. Children can read this story and relate to the realistic situation. This book captures the child's attention and finishes the story within the short attention span of a child. The illustrations of this book contributed to my choosing it as a favorite. Frances' facial expressions in the illustrations help children easily identify her feelings throughout the story. In the beginning Frances is very happy, but as she gets tired of eating bread and jam a frown appears on her face. When Frances becomes very upset that she can only eat bread and jam, she cries. At the end when Frances' mother offers Frances other foods Frances is very happy again. The pictures are very soft and friendly. The colors are engaging and follow the story directly.Read more ›
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Format: Paperback
An excellent children's book with a realistically handled lesson. I grew up on this book and others focused on Frances the badger. This one is my favorite. I miss the charm of the two tone pink and green illustrations, but the story is still as timeless as ever. I will read this book to my children someday.
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By A Customer on May 2 2000
Format: Hardcover
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 to eat as shepleases.
These are wonderful books, the lessons are taught kindly and gently, and the illustrations are delightful.
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By A Customer on Nov. 26 1999
Format: Paperback
I remember reading this book as a child with my mom. She would read a page then I would read a page. I'm glad it's still around, so I can share it with my family since my copy isn't in the best shape. It is a great story. It has easy read print and the words are great for those learning to read.
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