BEDTIME FOR FRANCES by Garth Williams
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BEDTIME FOR FRANCES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Frances is a lively, imaginative and appealing small badger. And bedtime for her is just as unappealing as it would be for any little girl. Tucked into her snug bed, with her toy companions, the wideawake Frances conjures up successive dangers, all of which are scotched by her matter-of-fact parents. Finally, of course, Frances succumbs to the sandman. Here is the coziest, most beguiling bedtime story in many a day. Garth Williams, popular illustrator, has a flair for conveying human qualities while still sustaining the animal nature of his characters, and Russell Hoban's text is gently comical-while wholly recognizable in mood and situation. Steiff toys in Europe include badgers along with Teddy and kaola bears, and perhaps this will create a demand for them here. In any case, here's a book that will be surely popular.
Pub Date: May 11th, 1960
ISBN: 0064434516
Page count: 34pp
Publisher: Harper
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1960




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