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A Bad Case of Stripes (1998)

by David Shannon

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I think this book is intended for second or third grade. The illustrations are great and they really match the words, so I could see this being a great story to teach a lesson on descriptive writing. This book also has a very strong message about bullying and being unique rather than trying to fit in, so I could see this being read aloud to Kindergarten and 1st grade as well to teach these values. ( )
  ddeely | Jan 26, 2016 |
This is a good book for a 2nd grade classroom to talk about theme and also making predictions. This book can allow for students to use their knowledge from the previous pages to make predictions about what may happen next in the story. This helps to make sure the students are listening to the story so that they can make accurate predictions. Students also can learn about theme and can talk about different themes that they saw in the book. When students point out the theme, they can talk about how that theme may also be seen in their life. For this book, it talks about how you should be yourself and not afraid to stand out. This is a good lesson for students to learn because they often want to fit in with different groups and their friends. After talking about this theme, students can go journal about a time when they may have tried to change something about themselves so that they could fit in with a group and what happened.
  SarahSchuster | Jan 25, 2016 |
Camila is embarrassed to share she enjoys Lima beans! until she can find courage to be herself she's got to deal with a bad case of stripes! ( )
  KassRuiz | Dec 3, 2015 |
A BAD CASE OF STRIPES by David Shannon is a story that can help kids that are different feel like they aren't alone. This book starts out with Camilla trying to decide what to wear to school for the first day when she broke out in colorful stripes. She felt fine but her mother wanted her to stay home. The stripes only got worse. When she went to school and said the Pledge of Allegiance her stripes changed from stripes to red and blue lines with stars. Overall this story gets children to realize that everybody is different in their own way. The illustrations in the story are painted in bright colors to help show what is happening. ( )
  SSamson0 | Dec 2, 2015 |
This book was one of my absolute favorites growing up. It is a story about a girl named Camilla who loves lima beans, but never eats them. She worries too much about what other people think of her and wants to fit in. Her friends don’t like lima beans, so she doesn’t eat them. On the first day of school, Camilla looks in the mirror to discover that she is covered in rainbow colored stripes. When she goes back to school, the other students make fun of her stripes. Camilla turns into whatever her classmates and others want her to be. Many doctors offer different remedies, but she doesn’t go back to normal until an old woman tells her to eat lima beans. From then on, Camilla always ate lima beans without thinking of how others feel about it. As a child, I always enjoyed the bright and colorful illustrations depicting Camilla and her crazy stripes. I love that this book shows that it is better to be yourself and not to worry too much about what others think of you. This is definitely a lesson children need to learn. ( )
  k.hostetler11 | Dec 2, 2015 |
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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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