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A Bad Case of Stripes (1998)

by David Shannon

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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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A bad case of stripes is a fictional tale is of being too worried of what others think of you. Poor Camilla Cream too terrified of what too wear her skin transformed to be colorful and soon the children was able to affect the colors and patterns that would appear on her skin. Her condition was named a bad case of stripes and after a while Camilla gave in to her favorite treat. Since she was finally to not worry about others she was able to be her normal and true self. I think this is an excellent book to start the classroom with and get rid of the first day of school jitters out. ( )
  Machuca_jess | Nov 27, 2020 |
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Camilla Cream is obsessed with being ordinary and fitting in. This plan goes awry when she becomes completely covered in colorful stripes and changes colors depending on what's going on around her.

This is a good book to teach about not caring about what other people think. I like it because it teaches kids to be original and themselves.
  elizabethardacre | Nov 15, 2020 |
This is a book about a girl who is incredibly different. She has various stripes across her body that make it impossible for her to fit it. Throughout the book, she tries to change herself so she looks more "normal" in the end she accepts herself for being different.
  gavygaray | Oct 20, 2020 |
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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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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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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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