This collection includes four endearing favorites, Bedtime for Frances; A Baby Sister for Frances; Bread and Jam for Frances; and A Birthday for Frances. Children will cheer for Frances as she cleverly avoids her bedtime, stubbornly refuses to eat anything but bread and jam, and struggles not to eat the tempting, chocolatey birthday present she has just bought for her younger sister, Gloria. These reassuring and funny stories are just right for those amazing days of childhood!
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.
Glynis johns is a Tony® Award-winning actress and has appeared in numerous films, including Mary Poppins.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am 36 and expecting our first child in January and I cannot wait to play these wonderful fun-loving books that I remember so vividly enjoying as a child. I was so thrilled to find the audio book here. My brother and I of course had the cassette tape of these bookas as well as the soft cover and still today laugh and talk of the memories of Francis her little sister Gloria and all of her friends getting in to mischeif. My favorite is when Frances gets upset and runs away from home under the dinning room table! Also the alphatbet song she composess'...S is for skateboard, T is for tigger, U is for underwear down in the dryer...' The narrator has a cozy and inviting voice with a British accent that somehow makes you enjoy the story even more.
My children, my spouse and I all loved this collection. We still quote it, though my kids are now in their twenties. Glynis Johns is the perfect reader, gently capturing the emotions of the characters, particularly Frances. Now I can't wait to share this with my granddaughter.
i love the frances books and grew up listening to my mom read them to me as i went to sleep. even now at 21, i rent the audio from the library and listen to them as i drive somewhere. i love them!