A Bargain for Frances (I Can Read Book 2) (with CD)
HarperFestival (2008) ISBN 9780061336119
Reviewed by Avery McGinn (age 7) for Reader Views (9/08)
“A Bargain for Frances” by Russell Hoban is a story about one friend who tricks another friend over a tea set. I liked this book because Frances teaches Thelma that it’s better to be nice to your friends instead of tricking them.
The illustrations in the book are colorful and fuzzy. I can’t tell what kind of animals they are supposed to be though, maybe badgers. But I like that you can see they have fur. My favorite part of the story is the end when Thelma learns her lesson. I don’t like it when Thelma tricks Frances because it’s not nice to do that to a friend.
“A Bargain for Frances” by Russell Hoban comes with a CD. You can listen to the story with turn-the-page signals or without signals. I prefer using the signals even though I already know how to read.