Bread and Jam for Frances | Sunday Observer

Bread and Jam for Frances

Second Prize

In Bread and Jam for Francis, a female badger named Frances decides that bread and jam are all she wants to eat. The story is written by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban and it was first published in 1964 by Harper Collins.

Frances does not like to eat anything new because she thinks that it would not taste as good as bread and jam. Frances does not like poached eggs and she exchanges her food with her friend Albert for bread and jam. Eventually her parents stop giving her healthy food and they give her only bread and jam. One day after lunch, Frances goes to the playground to skip. But when she starts to skip she feels that she is not as fast as before. She becomes very weak and gets fed up of bread and jam. From then on she begins eating only healthy food. The reason why I like this book is because it has a moral that taught me something new. If you read the book you’ll find the moral.

Neja Jayasundara,

Grade 5,

Gateway College,