It's bedtime for young Frances--an adorable and irrepressible little badger--and everyone is ready but her. At 7:00 p.m. Frances is wide awake and bursting with youthful excitement. She tries every delay tactic she can muster--from demanding extra hugs and kisses to volleying a series of urgent last-minute questions ("May I sleep with my teddy bear?" "May I have my door open?"). She's almost positive there are spiders, giants, and tigers in her room.
Any parent will quickly identify with this phenomenon--how the last minutes of the day suddenly become the most action-packed. Garth Williams's illustrations complement Russell Hoban's sweet story perfectly, capturing the endless energy and overactive imagination of Frances, and the waning patience of her exhausted parents. Bedtime for Frances is the perfect goodnight story to tell your wide-eyed children. And never fear, like Frances, they too will eventually, contentedly, drift off to sleep. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Here is the coziest, most beguiling bedtime story in many a day. -- Kirkus Reviews, Pointer Review --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
This is a classic! My kids ask me to read it over and over again!Published 1 month ago by Josh and Roseann C
Makes bedtime a pleasure for any child. Sweet, comforting, lovely images.Published 4 months ago by Skabberdink
I enjoy the Frances books. She's hilarious. Her imagination, her songs, her questions - clever and childlike and fun. I highly recommend!Published 4 months ago by empress8411
Great read. Lots of useful information in an entertaining script. Would recommend.Published 5 months ago by pamela williams
An old favorite of mine and my son enjoyed the pictures as I read him a story from my childhood.Published 5 months ago by s1908
Another favorite in this series. This was our first "Frances" book. We've been hooked ever since!!! This one and any of the others are great gifts, too. Read morePublished 5 months ago by 254debbykay
This is a little story meant for kids who are at least 3 or 4, I believe. Old enough to lay in bed on their own and go to sleep after a story or two. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brynnlux