Book Review of Bread and Jam for Frances
The Children’s Book Review
Bread and Jam for Frances
Written by Russell Hoban
Illustrated by Lillian Hoban
Ages 5+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: HarperCollins | ISBN-13: 9780060838003
What to Expect: Animals and Family
I know. I know. Grown-ups don’t always prepare the yummiest of foods. But let’s all be honest, Frances, the badger, is a pretty picky eater. I mean, she refuses to eat anything other than bread and jam. She’s pretty lucky, too; her mother keeps giving her what she likes: bread and jam for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But maybe, just maybe, Frances’s mother has a trick up her sleeve and plans to have her eat a well-balanced meal.
Young readers will gobble up this story or love having it read aloud to them—either way, it’s deliciously fun. And the classic-style illustrations accompanying the writing on every page are an enjoyable feast for the eyes. Like your kiddo’s favorite food, Bread and Jam for Frances will be an early reader book they’ll want to devour morning, noon, and night.
Just for fun: Say “pretty picky eater” five times really fast! That’s harder than a soft-boiled egg that Frances says would fall off your spoon.
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About the Author
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.
About the Illustrator
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.
What to Read Next?
Bedtime for Frances, by Russell Hoban
A Bargain for Frances, by Russell Hoban
A Baby Sister for Frances, by Russell Hoban
Best Friends for Frances, by Russell Hoban
A Birthday for Frances, by Russell Hoban
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