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A Bargain for Frances
A Bargain for Frances
Author: Russell Hoban
One day Thelma tricks Frances into buying her old plastic tea set. Thelma says there are no backsies on the bargain. Can Frances come up with a plan that will change her friend's mind? Outstanding Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)
ISBN: 12346
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 63

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Publisher: Harper Collins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Frances and Thelma are badgers and best friends, but sometimes, Thelma doesn't act like a very good friend. Despite her mother's warnings, Frances continues to associate with bossy Thelma. One day, Frances reveals her dream of owning a china tea set, but Thelma's trickery might derail Frances' dream.

I thoroughly enjoy reading this book to children - toddler and preschool girls especially love it! A great lesson without being preachy and a realistic resolution make this children's classic a keeper.
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We love the Frances books, and this is one of the best. Good lesson to be learned!