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A Baby Sister for Frances Russell Hoban

A Baby Sister for Frances

Russell Hoban

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ISBN : 9780590759526
Hardcover
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One quiet evening, Frances the badger is sitting under the kitchen sink, singing a little song, Here are the buckets and brushes and me, / Plinketty, plinketty, plinketty, plee. When she stops singing to listen for parental coos of approval, sheMoreOne quiet evening, Frances the badger is sitting under the kitchen sink, singing a little song, Here are the buckets and brushes and me, / Plinketty, plinketty, plinketty, plee. When she stops singing to listen for parental coos of approval, she hears nothing. Frances is sure its all her new baby sisters fault. Its why she has no raisins for her cereal, and its why her new dress isnt ready for her to wear to school. She thinks she may run away after dinner. And she does! She takes her carefully packed knapsack and settles in under the dining-room table. As she sits sulking and eating cookies, her mother and father, fully aware of her presence, begin talking about how much they miss her, and how much they love her little songs, and how a family is everybody all together, not just a baby. Frances cant stand it anymore. She calls them from her imaginary telephone and tells them shell be home soon. Russell Hoban and illustrator Lillian Hoban succeed again with a tender, comical, heartwarming story that will make any big brother or sister feel better about a new sibling in the house. For more adventures of this endearing, enduring badger family, dont miss Bedtime for Frances (with illustrations by Garth Williams)- Bread and Jam for Frances- Best Friends for Frances- A Birthday for Frances- and A Bargain for Frances. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson