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A Bad Case Of Stripes - Multilingual Audio (original 1998; edition 2010)

by David Shannon

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Title:A Bad Case Of Stripes - Multilingual Audio
Authors:David Shannon
Info:Scholastic Inc. (2010), Edition: Pap/Com, Paperback
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Tags:Children's story, lesson, moral, funny

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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon (1998)

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Genre: Fantasy
Age: Intermediate
Review/Critique: A girl named Camilla is very concerned about what her peers think about her. One day she is shocked to find out that she is covered in rainbow stripes. She goes to school and gets made fun of so much she can't go the next day. Her parents get doctors to help but they just make it worse, to the point that she becomes her entire room. In the end, the thing that cures Camilla is eating her embarrassing favorite food: Lima Beans. This book is fantasy because the illness she gets is very crazy and does things that wouldn't happen in the real world. ( )
  jessminson | Feb 13, 2017 |
Camilla refuses to eat Lima Beans because everyone else hates them. On the first day of school she gets sick with the stripes. She keeps changing colors and versions of stripes and is eventually cured by admitting she loves lima beans and eating them. From then on she ate lima beans no matter what the kids around her said.
This book is a good example of fantasy because while and characters and setting are realistic, the situation Camilla faces is unrealistic. Camilla's skin turns into rainbow stripes and continues to change colors after that, which would never happen in real life.
Media: colored pencil
Age Appropriateness: Primary
  khofer15 | Feb 9, 2017 |
Camilla was worried what other people thought of her because she liked lima beans. When she stopped eating them to fit in with everyone else, her appearance started to change. Camilla decided it was okay to be different and not worry about what others thought about her in the end.
Ages: 5-8
Sources: Emerald Hills Elem. Library
  wendy16 | Feb 2, 2017 |
a little girl decides that she's not gonna eat lima beans and she ends up turning different colors, patterns, and shapes all because she doesn't wanna eat in front of someone else
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  TUCC | Jan 23, 2017 |
I really enjoyed reading the picture book "A Bad Case of Stripes" for three reasons. First, I felt like in some aspect I could relate to the main character in the story, Camilla. Camilla has always worried about what other people think of her. For some reason, I am the same way. Second, I think the illustrations did a great job bringing out the text (ex: while saying the Pledge of Allegiance, Camilla's stripes on her body turned red, white, and blue, and she was covered in stars). Third, the book was filled with some humor (ex: Camilla had taken different colored pills to see if that would help take away her stripes, but instead the next day she turned into a shape of a pill). "A Bad Case of Stripes" is about child, named Camilla, who loved to eat lima beans, but acted like she didn't because she knew the people in school didn't like them. Camilla was so worried what people would think of her, she just wanted to fit in, until she had gotten a bad case of the stripes! The message behind this text is to be yourself. It shouldn't matter what others think of you, as long as you are happy with yourself. ( )
  CheyenneSnider | Dec 16, 2016 |
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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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