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Bread and Jam for Frances (Children's book, 1964)

The only thing Frances will eat is bread and jam. "How do you know what you'll like if you won't even try anything?" asks Father. But Frances is not tempted by eggs or string beans until clever Mother finds the answer...

The third and probably the best known title in Russell Hoban's Frances the Badger series.

Type of work: 
Children's book
Year of first publication: 
Original publisher: 
Harper & Row
Age range: 
Young children
Illustrations by: 
Lillian Hoban

Review quotes: 

"The humor and the writing style are, as always, delicious"
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Makes its point for fussy eaters--and their parents--gently, amusingly, and most effectively."
--ALA Booklist


For Julia, who likes to practise with a string bean when she can

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