When Father, Mother, and Gloria all eat yummy soft-boiled eggs for breakfast, Frances eats bread and jam. At lunch, Mother packs her a chicken-salad sandwich but Frances trades it for bread and jam. When she refuses to eat anything else, Mother and Father play along. Will Frances ever be ready to try something new?
Possibly the most loveable badger in children's literature, Frances is somehow funny and opinionated yet naive as she experiences many of the same "bumps in the road" as many young children. You just can't help grinning as Frances runs "away" after the arrival of a baby sister, makes a trade with a crafty friend, and decides that bread and jam make the best meal of all. 32 pgs, pb unless otherwise noted. Please note that A Bargain for Frances is now only available in an "I Can Read" version which is slightly abridged and smaller-format.
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