Bread and Jam for Frances is appropriate for children age 4 and up.
Bread and Jam for Frances tells the story of Frances and her absolute favorite food. Frances loves bread and jam, she won’t eat her egg and trades her lunch at school and refuses to touch her dinner so that she can have bread and jam instead. So Mother decides that if bread and jam is what Frances wants, bread and jam is what Frances will get. She is served bread and jam for every meal. But as it turns out, maybe Frances would like to have something different! Follow along with this picky eater and learn the joy in trying something new.
Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Retelling:
After you read Bread and Jam for Frances ask your child to tell you what happened in the story. Ask first for the characters and the setting. Then ask questions about the events in the story. Let them turn the pages to prompt their responses. Or you can let them flip through the pages and tell their very own story about Frances and her picky eating!
Do this with your child:
After reading Bread and Jam for Frances talk to your child about their favorite food. Ask them if they think they would also get tired of eating the same exact thing every single day. This book is a great jumping point for picky eaters. If you can, try a new meal for dinner tell your child they are just like Frances! Frances also loves jumping rope in the story. The better she eats the more she can jump. You can do an experiment with your child to see which foods help them jump the most!
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