A Birthday for Frances

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Tomorrow is Gloria's birthday, and her party is sure to be fun for everyone—except Frances, that is, who wishes it was her own birthday. This new edition of the beloved classic is perfect for beginning readers.

Frances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but birthday spirit moves her to reluctantly give her coveted gift.

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Overview

Tomorrow is Gloria's birthday, and her party is sure to be fun for everyone—except Frances, that is, who wishes it was her own birthday. This new edition of the beloved classic is perfect for beginning readers.

Frances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but birthday spirit moves her to reluctantly give her coveted gift.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Who hasn't felt a twinge of jealousy when another sibling is getting all the attention? Frances's little sister Gloria is going to have a birthday. Mother is busy with preparations and Frances tries to pretend that nothing is happening, but finally she decides that she would like to buy Gloria a present. Four balls and a Chompo Bar, don't make it home, but with Father's assistance the Chompo Bar is put away for safe keeping. Frances finally joins in the fun and gives away the delicious candy, which the birthday girl thoroughly enjoys. 1995 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060837976
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 171,012
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 0.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell Hoban was the author of A Bargain for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, Best Friends for Frances, A Birthday for Frances, and Bread and Jam for Frances, all illustrated by Lillian Hoban. He also wrote Bedtime for Frances, illustrated by Garth Williams.

Lillian Hoban was the author and illustrator of many favorite I Can Read books, including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee. She also illustrated many picture books, including the classic stories about Frances.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2009

    6 year old loved it!

    great book for 1st grader

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    "Birthday for Frances" Rocks!

    My children all loved the Russell and Lillian Hoban books about Frances the Badger, especially my daughters -- and now my grandchildren are enjoying these fine books, too. The stories, told with humor and insight, make subtle points about sharing or kindness or responsibility. Great bedtime stories to be read aloud to pre-schooler!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2004

    Chompo bars are nice to get!

    A Birthday for Frances is my all time favorite book! My siblings & I even have an on-going joke about Chompo bars. Our kids (cousins) even know the chompo bar song. I wish I could find the record that came with this book. I can still hear all the characters in my head. Great children's book, a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2003

    I've loved this book since I was a child

    I had a show & tell (the tv like machine that played records as you read along or you could play a slide strip with the record) and this was my favorite book!

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    Posted March 2, 2009

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