Bread and Jam for Frances
Author/Illustrator: Russell Hoban
Publisher: Harper Trophy
Publication Year: 1964
Brief Summary: Frances refuses to eat anything other than bread and jam, until she finally gets tired of it.
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Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Trying new things…when was the last time you tried a new food? Did you like it or not? It’s okay to not like something, but important to have the courage to try. How does this apply to other “new”/”first” experiences? Write/illustrate something new you’d tasted/done.
- Ahead of time — have kids bring in a “new” food they want to share with their classmates (have parents list food allergies or sign consent forms for this “indoor” field trip). Print out paper “passports” so that kids get a sticker or stamp for every new food they try…if they try everything brought in, they can get a small prize (get to check out an extra book, etc.).
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library