Bread and Jam for Frances

Bread and Jam for Frances

by Russell and Lillian Hoban


Curator Reviews

Michael Ian Black

In this picture book written by Russell Hoban and illustrated by his then wife Lillian Hoban in 1964, Frances the hedgehog misses out on spaghetti and meatballs because she only wants only bread and jam. The horror!  It’s very relatable as a parent, especially to young children, and in fact, the character Francis was based on the couple’s four children.

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