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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 well loved book about a girl who doesn't want to let people know that she loves... Lima beans! She is so scared of what others will say that she pretends she doesn't like them. Once she starts to be untruthful, unexplainable things begin to happen to her. She has stripes all over her body and even looks like a pill! This book is an amazing read aloud about being true to yourself, even if that's different or 'weird.' I'd encourage this read aloud to grades K-3. This book lends itself to great conversations about things that make us unique, and it can also be tied into art, writing (favorites), or math (patterns)! ( )
  TaylorRussell98 | Jul 26, 2023 |
IRL: 3-5th grade
Great lakes' great books award 2001
  Erin.Phillips | May 4, 2023 |
Grade Level 3-5
Awards- Beehive Book Award 2000
  abigailcchambers | May 3, 2023 |
about a girl who doesnt want to eat lima beans, and because of it she turns to any pattern or color that there is. I like this and would just use it as a on the book shelf book in my classroom.
  cflores21 | Mar 4, 2023 |
Great story to show kids that it is ok to have your own likes and dislikes, not to be a follower. Camilla Cream loves lima beans but she doesn't eat them, because her friends hate them. She wants to fit in and this leads to her getting a bad case of stripes. ( )
  leann.williams | Feb 23, 2023 |
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David Shannonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Blane, SteveNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Orr, CorinneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robinson, LarryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Westray, KathleenDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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: From 4 Years to 8 Years

Publisher-Recommended Grade
: From Pre School to Third Grade

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: 3.8 - Lower Grades (K-3)
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