Synopses & Reviews
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?
“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
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!
About the Author
Russell Hoban is the author of more than 20 books for children and adults. He is perhaps best known for his character Frances the badger, featured in 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, and the modern classic The Mouse and His Child
. He passed away at the age of 86 in 2011.