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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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This poor girl had trouble picking out something to wear for her first day of school, and this took her on journey she'll always remember. She wore strips, poka dots, plade and everything that the people around her said. This book was very drawn out was sort of confusing. ( )
  jsylve | Dec 12, 2014 |
This book is about a little girl, Camilla, who loves lima beans. One day, someone tells her that lima beans are gross, and Camilla decides not to eat them anymore because she's embarrassed. Then all these scary changes start to happen to her body: her skin breaks out in stripes, plaid, and checkerboard. She grows a tail and tree branches. Her parents call in every doctor, spiritual leader, and professional healer that they can find, but nothing helps. But one day, a woman shows up at her family's door, claiming to know the solution. Camilla just had to eat lima beans again. And she was cured.
This book is a great story about how dangerous it can be to give into peer pressure. Yes, this is a nonsense story, because no one grows a tail because of their dietary choices. But some parts are realistic. The consequences of Camilla's choice were very serious. She couldn't go to school, she was surrounded by doctors all the time, and she was alienated by her friends. This could be a warning against many dangerous choices later in life, not just whether or not you eat lima beans. ( )
  hphipp2 | Dec 5, 2014 |
This book makes it okay for students to be themselves. That's the power in this book and the brilliance of it. It is a lovely book full of humor and ups and downs. ( )
  Andymcclellan_93 | Dec 4, 2014 |
This is one book I will definitely have in my house library for my children some day and in my class library. It is a very original story that teaches kids a lesson about not caring what others think of you. This is a great book for children in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade who are beginning to feel peer pressure from their peers. It gives the message that it is OK to be an individual. The illustrations in this book are some of the most creative I have ever seen. The colors are so vibrant and engaging for children and adults. I would not recommend this book be read to children 7 and under because they may take the story too literally and not eat food of certain colors. I can not wait to read this story again because i truly enjoy the illustrations, the message and the main character. Camilla is VERY relatable, making this story even better!
  lfasce1 | Dec 2, 2014 |
very fun book! i had never read it until it was shared during minilesson presentations. The story line is creative and confusing but what you can do with the text is require students to ask relevant questions, and locate facts and details about stories and other texts and support answers with text evidence. Invite students to share their questions before reading, during, and after.
  ecm014 | Dec 1, 2014 |
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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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