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Bedtime for Frances (Trophy Picture Books) [Paperback]

By Russell Hoban, Garth Williams (Illustrator), Michael Wood (Introduction by), Jos Manuel Leite Viegas (Editor), F. Douglas Adams (Contributor) & C. A. Rodger
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Item Specifications...

Pages   31
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 8.14" Height: 0.13"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1995
Publisher   HarperTrophy
Age  4-7
ISBN  0064434516  
EAN  9780064434515  
UPC  046594004956  

Availability  34 units.
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Item Description...
Frances, the little badger, thinks of a variety of ways to keep from having to go to bed

Publishers Description
Famed for her many adventures, Frances made her debut with this title over thirty years ago. In this first Frances book, the little badger adroitly delays her bedtime with requests for kisses and milk, and concerns over tigers and giants and things going bump in the night. Long a favorite for the gentle humor of its familiar going to bed ritual, Bedtime for Frances is at last available with the warmth of full color enriching Garth Williams's original nuanced and touching art. 'Here is the coziest, most beguiling bedtime story in many a day.'--Kirkus Reviews (pointer).

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More About Russell Hoban, Garth Williams, Michael Wood, Jos Manuel Leite Viegas, F. Douglas Adams & C. A. Rodger

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Russell Hoban (1925-2011) was the author of more than seventy books for children and adults. Hoban worked as a commercial artist and advertising copywriter before embarking on a career as a children's author while in his early thirties. During the 1960s Hoban and his wife, Lillian, worked at a prodigious rate, producing as many as six books in a single year--many inspired by life with their own children--including six stories about Frances the badger, The Little Brute Family, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, and The Sorely Trying Day (published by the New York Review Children's Collection). Among Hoban's novels for adults are Turtle Diary, Riddley Walker, The Bat Tattoo, and My Tango with Barbara Strozzi. He lived in London from 1968 until his death in December 2011.
Ed Park is a founding editor of The Believer and a former editor of the Voice Literary Supplement and the Poetry Foundation. His debut novel, Personal Days, was published in 2008 and was a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He is currently an editor at Amazon Publishing and teaches at the Columbia University Writing Program. He lives in New York City.

Russell Hoban currently resides in London. Russell Hoban was born in 1925.

Russell Hoban has published or released items in the following series...
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
great children's story  May 2, 2008
I remember my mother reading Frances books to me when I was little, and I couldn't wait to read them to my daughter. The Frances books are wonderful children's stories.
Great Book!  Apr 25, 2008
I loved this book when I was little and now my son loves it too. I was amazed at the negative comments regarding this book because of the spanking. It doesn't give my son nightmares - it's just a story and if anything it helps him realize that those noises he hears at night have reasonable explanations. I don't spank him - he equates that part with a time out but he does understand about spanking (there are many who still believe in spanking). A lot of literature has things that some consider undesirable - as a parent you don't hide those things but enjoy the art and explain anything that might be confusing to the child.
2nd generation loves Francis too!  Dec 16, 2007
I loved this book so much as a child that I (shame, shame) did not return it to the library! My old, stolen copy is almost falling apart so it was time to get another. I love the old illustrations. They are not bright and colorful but my daugther still enjoys them. As an adult raised on spankings as my primary form of punishment, I don't plan on handing that down to my daughter. I don't, however, have any problem with the spanking reference in this book. It is during a really cute dialog between Francis and her father and I enjoy her logical humor. I also don't have a problem with this book showing a child a lot of excuses to get out of bed. Kid's can think those up without ever being exposed to this book. In my opinion it shows how children who aren't tired, can let their imagination run wild then realize there is nothing to be afraid of. Don't be afraid of this wonderful and timeless book. Buy it with "Bread and Jam for Francis."
Hate to say it....  Dec 15, 2007
but, I have to agree with the person who talked about the spanking in this book. It is a bit too much...also, afraid to encourage my child with new ways to avoid bedtime.
Still a classic  Dec 8, 2007
I have no children as of yet, but I still love Bedtime for Frances. It's one of the books I memorized first when I was a toddler, and I can still quote it. I was surprised to find any negative reviews for it, but I guess that's the problem with not checking out books firsthand to see whether they're in line with your family beliefs.

To be honest, I'd probably have gotten a spanking if I kept waking my parents up every 10 minutes- having no consideration for your parents as fellow people is pretty naughty. I think this book really showed me for the first time that my parents needed sleep too, instead of having them awake or asleep whenever it was convenient for me. I suppose that wasn't the the lesson the book was trying to convey, but that's the lesson I learned at 2, and my parents were very grateful for it.

I can't wait to read this book to my own children, and to buy it for my nieces and nephews.

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