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)
I can't wait to read this book to my own children, and to buy it for my nieces and nephews.
Most kids just invent excuses and in this book Frances made up lots of excuses for not going to bed making this book a very funny yet heartwarming story.
This is most certainly one of those books that allow the parent, grandparent or other adult responsible for a child to earn their keep.
I was disappointed that this book was very flat with little to capture a child's attention. The parents did not intervene at all with the child's stalling tactics before blowing up... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Marietta
My son has read this book at least a hundred times already!Published 14 days ago by Lisa S. Luciano
How could you not love this story? Parents can relate in this heart-warming story.Published 21 days ago by teacher
I have not read this book since my son was little. He is now 28 yrs old. I do not remember anything about the spanking part. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kim Pearson
This series is my daughter's favorite! I got this for my nephew. Beware all of you parents that don't believe in spanking because you WON"T like this book because Frances gets... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dawn Morgan
I wish I'd realized how upsetting this book was when I picked it up at the library to read to my little girl. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Beatrice
In general I like the premise of this story, but when I got to the spanking part and had t explain what it was to my child it all fell apart. Read morePublished 2 months ago by EJ
I loved reading Frances to our daughter, and now we have grandkids so I needed to get another copy. New condition, very happy with this order. ALWAYS buy at smile.amazon. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven
Purchased this book for my granddaughter. She loves it. It is a claasic storybook that has been around since my adult daughter was a small child. The whole series is great!Published 3 months ago by madge rowden