I love Bread and Jam for Frances because:
1. Frances's songs are funny
2. She's a badger who wears a dress
3. Frances gets a doily and violets in her lunchbox
4. I like my food to come out even too.— Merrilee
The classic funny story about a stubborn little badger with very particular tastes in food—now in the always-appealing 8x8 format!
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 her parents can come up with a plan, Frances just might go on eating bread and jam forever!
Join the generations of families that have laughed along as Frances sings "Jam on biscuits, jam on bread, Jam is the thing I like most, Jam is sticky, jam is sweet, Jam is tasty, jam’s a treat—raspberry, strawberry, gooseberry, I’m very FOND…OF…JAM!"
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.
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.
“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