Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Bargain For Frances

Abby was assigned a First Grade reading list for the summer.  We checked out several from the library and she began reading through them.

One is A Bargain For Frances.  I remembered reading this when I was a little girl.  It was published in 1970.  The book is about two friends and their desire for a “real china blue tea set.” 

As Abby was reading the book to me one morning, she asked what a saucer was.  So I showed her one of my teacups and saucers.  Then I remembered my play tea set that is blue.  As she read the description from the book, I realized it was the exact same pattern as my set given to me by my mother long ago.

So we decided to have a little tea party of our own. 1 book  pouring teasarah Here is the description from the book: "I want a real china tea set with pictures on it in blue. The tea set I want has trees and birds and a Chinese house and a fence and a boat and people walking on a bridge."  Do you see them all in the saucer?  I was amazed!saucer

Abby reads the page from the book.


The Downing 5 said...

amazing indeed!!

Rachel said...

WOW! I remember that book. That's amazing.