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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
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A Bad Case of Stripes (1998)

by David Shannon

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Ages: 3-8
This book is a fun adventure about a girl named Camille who loves lima beans. She doesn't want to be made fun of for liking lima beans so she doesn't eat them. In doing so, she starts to have weird, colorful, and crazy things happen to her body. In the end, she realizes it's better to be herself.
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  heatherhoover | May 31, 2018 |
My favorite story as a little girl. Camilla stopped eating lima beans because she cared what people thought of her. After she gives up lima beans, weird things start to happen to her! She is covered in stripes. Doctors from all over try to cure her, but the only cure for her sickness is lima beans! This book is a great tool to teach children to not care about what other people think of you. In the end, it's what you think about yourself is what really matters. The illustrations enhance the text and convey Camilla's feelings as she keeps changing. David Shannon never ceases to amaze me. ( )
  tmahlie | May 2, 2018 |
This book is about a girl who is always worried about what people think about her. She loved Lima beans but refused to eat them. On the first day of school, she woke up covered in stripes. Every time the doctors suggested what it was she would change into that. No one could seem to help her until one day an old lady suggest to eat Lima beans and she would go back to herself again. This book is great for the older elementary grades. Students can listen to this story and find a message that all students should know as they continue to grow. Always be yourself and never worry about what others think. ( )
  LyndsayGagner | Apr 23, 2018 |
Genre: modern fantasy
This is a picture book about a little girl who is afraid of what people think. She is so conscious of it that she refuses to eat lima beans, which are her favorite. On the first day of school she is particularly worried, then she looks in the mirror and screams. She is covered in stripes from head to toe. Every time a doctor tries something she morphs into whatever they say or try. No one seems to be able to help her. Until one day a little old lady says she has the cure. All the girl has to do is eat lima beans and things will go back to normal. The girl laughs at first afraid of what people will think. But she changes her mind and sure enough she turns back to normal. Now she eats lima beans without caring what people think. ( )
  LUOLINLIN | Apr 21, 2018 |
I liked this book for many reasons. First, I liked how the book pushes the reader to think about tough issues they can go through in life. For example, the tough issue in this book is being different from everyone else. This book does a good job showing this because the girl Camilla is different because she likes lima beans and she becomes different colors until she eats the lima beans. She was scared to admit that she really loves lima beans. Second, I liked this book the language was very descriptive. For example, the children in Camilla's class would say different kinds of shapes and colors, which then Camilla would turn into those colors. Also, the doctors were descriptive when looking at her and saying what she didn't have. Finally, I liked this book because the plot is suspenseful. For example, as I was reading the book, Camilla had many people check on her and no one could find a cure. I was wondering if she would ever get cured. Finally, at the end she was cured by lima beans. Children could think this would be suspenseful because it was trying to find a solution to a problem. The big idea of this book is to show children that it is okay to be different from everyone else. The important thing in life is just being yourself and learning about independence. ( )
  lmenus1 | Apr 4, 2018 |
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To my wife, Heidi; and to my friend and teacher, Philip Hays, a.k.a. “Uncle Legend”
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Camilla Cream loved lima beans.
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K-Grade 2: Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!"Shannon's story is a good poke in the eye of conformity...and his empathetic, vivid artwork keeps perfect pace with the tale.
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"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!"

Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

"Shannon's story is a good poke in the eye of conformity...and his empathetic, vivid artwork keeps perfect pace with the tale."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.

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