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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
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A Bad Case of Stripes (original 1998; edition 1999)

by David Shannon, Kathleen Westray (Designer)

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Title:A Bad Case of Stripes
Authors:David Shannon
Other authors:Kathleen Westray (Designer)
Info:Scholastic Inc. (1999), Edition: First Scholastic Paperback Printing, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:stripes, being yourself, school issues, peer issues, sickness, David Shannon, fiction, lima beans, self-esteem, peer pressure, individuality

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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon (1998)

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I absolutely love this book. This is a good book for kids trying to fit in. Camilla is a young girl going to school and all she wants to do is fit in. She decided to not eat lima beans because her friends didn't like them even though she did. While getting ready for school, she tried on many outfits but she just couldn't figure out what to wear...eventually her skin turned to colorful stripes and her mom knew she was sick. They went to the doctor to see what was wrong but still couldn't figure it out. She turned all sorts of colors and patterns. Doctors looked at her but still couldn't figure it out. One day this old lady came by and said she could help, she gave her lima beans and told her to be herself and she was all better! Don't ever try to be someone you aren't, just be you!
  Hayley.Hustead | Apr 19, 2017 |
I liked this book because it sends a good message to students. The characters in this book are well developed, and hold students attention. Camilla the main character likes lima beans but no one else likes them and when she stops eating them she develops a case of the stripes. The writing in this book is engaging and organized, the background story keeps students attention because it is not something that would normally happen to something in real life. I feel that the main idea of this book is to show students that it is okay to be different and if you like something that no one else likes, that does not make you weird or an outcast ( )
  analisebryant | Apr 11, 2017 |
The book "A Bad Case of Stripes" is about a little girl who wakes up one day and discovers she is covered in stripes. Camilla, who often worries about what people will think of her, is ashamed and embarrassed about her stripes and all of the attention she is getting from them. Eventually, her stripes turn her into a source of mockery and hate from her other classmates and it puts her down even more. Camilla continues to transform into the things that others give her that sh doesn't like because she cares so much of what others think of her. Eventually, Camilla, eats lima beans, the thing she was ashamed to admit she liked, and she turns normal again. The central message of the story is that we should not change who we are or what makes us who we are because others think it is weird. If you fall into peer pressure, you become a different person, and it may not be something you like. ( )
  BrianRatliff | Mar 29, 2017 |
This book is super cute, about a little girl who gets a bad case of the stripes, and can't come to school anymore all because she won't eat Lima beans.
Readers, teachers, and parents will love it! ( )
  hannahmariebell | Mar 24, 2017 |
This is a cute, silly picture book that addresses a pretty important message. Camilla Cream is the main character and she loves lima beans. Except, she pretends she doesn't like lima beans because her friends don't like them, and she wants to fit in. One day, Camilla wakes up covered in stripes from head to toe. She doesn't know what is wrong with her, but the doctor says she should be able to still go to school. At school, Camilla's classmates tease her and call out colors and designs, which then appear on her skin. Camilla is sent home from school, and she undergoes many more bizarre transformations: turning into a pill, and even turning her into her bedroom. Doctors are puzzled and don't know how to help. Then, an old lady shows up and feeds Camilla lima beans. At first, Camilla doesn't want to eat them (because her friends would make fun of her) but she gives in and eats them, and turns back into her normal self. Camilla learns to be herself, and eat lima beans because she likes them-- even if her friends think she is weird.
  chloeford | Mar 22, 2017 |
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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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