Book Reviews of Bedtime for Frances

Bedtime for Frances
Bedtime for Frances
Author: Russell Hoban
ISBN-13: 9780590098878
ISBN-10: 059009887X
Publication Date: 9/1999
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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A great book about the bear Frances and having to go to bed.
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I really thought this was going to be a cute book, but was horrified that Frances' father threatened her with a spanking if she didn't go to bed (even though she was simply scared to sleep alone in her room and only wanted the comfort of her parents). Child abuse in a child's book? No thanks. Furthermore, Frances is terrified when she hears a moth flapping it's wings against her window, which she associates with the sound of a spanking and which she falls asleep to. Sad that even a fictitious character is traumatized by spanking, even sadder that child abuse is condoned in a child's book.