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Bread and Jam for Frances

Written by Russell Hoban & illustrated by Lillian Hoban
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Frances is a fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won’t touch her squishy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at lunch. She turns up her nose at boring veal cutlets. Unless Mother can come up with a plan, Frances just might go on eating bread and jam forever!

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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Lemony Snickers
Reading contracts all day long. Not bad, but not quite as fun as reading about hobbits.
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Bread and Jam for Frances is a classic originally published in 1964 about little Frances who loves bread and jam and refuses to try anything else. Eventually, her parents stop offering other food, and after Frances eats bread and jam for breakfast, lunch, after-school snack, and dinner, Frances starts to get tired of it and discovers a new interest in trying new foods. The earliest readers may not appreciate the lesson unless they have some helpful prompting from someone reading with them. But if the reading happens together, it might be a great way to talk about the picky eating together. As a bonus, the book might introduce young readers to some new, old-fashioned words—like the “doily” Frances uses to set out a nice little school lunch picnic.

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Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I have some picky eaters in my home as well. I never considered giving them only one type of food for a while. Perhaps I’ll try it and see if it works for them as it did for Frances.

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Who Wrote Bread and Jam for Frances

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Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban was the author of A Bargain for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, Best Friends for Frances, A Birthday for Frances, and Bread and Jam for Frances, all illustrated by Lillian Hoban. He also wrote Bedtime for Frances, illustrated by Garth Williams.

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Who Illustrated Bread and Jam for Frances

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Lillian Hoban

Lillian Hoban was the author and illustrator of many favorite I Can Read books, including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee. She also illustrated many picture books, including the classic stories about Frances.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780060837983
Publication Date:
September 9, 2008
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2008010189
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
213358152
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0060837985
Lexile:
AD490L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
16865
ATOS Book Level:
3.4
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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