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A Bad Case of Stripes (1998)

by David Shannon

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This story is well written. Camilla is a girl who loves lima beans but is afraid to tell others about it. It's a story about being comfortable with who you are and what you like. It brings up the idea about whether or not you should really worry about what other people think of you. I would recommend this story for children to learn how to be comfortable with themselves. ( )
  smg389 | Jul 17, 2017 |
Summary: The beginning of the story starts with Camilla worrying about what everyone thought of her. She tried on many clothes but couldn't decide. Then Camilla was covered with stripes! Her mom kept her home from school but Camilla didn't know what to wear with the stripes anyway. The doctor didn't know what was wrong, but she had no symptoms. She had no reason to stay home from school and he gave her ointment. The kids at school teased her for her stripes. As her day went on she changed from stripes to stars and stripes and purple spots. As they called out different patterns, her skin changed. Embarrassed, she stayed home and craved lima beans. Four doctors came over and tried to diagnose her. The doctors gave her a few different colored pills and the next morning she turned into one! Then came the experts, and the TV news, also a large crowd. Next an environmental therapist came and next thing you know, Camilla literally became one with her bedroom. Camilla's next guest was an old woman, she pulled out a few lima beans and once she could admit she liked them, she ate them and they completely cured her.

Personal: This book teaches kids to not fall into peer pressure because you may get a bad case of the stripes!

Classroom Extension:
1. Have students compare and contrast her feelings at the beginning and the end of the book.
  KatherineMoon | Jul 17, 2017 |
A Bad Case of Stripes is a wonderfully written book encouraging us to be who we are. Camilla want to fit in so she avoids eating Lima beans. She ends up with a weird case of the strips.where her whole body changes into different colored stripes. She go to school and he body changes to what ever other say, for example she end up the the stars and strips of the American flag, then purple poke a dots. She final eats Lima beans and is cured. The illustration are great.
  Andews | Jul 15, 2017 |
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This is a story about a girl named Camilla Cream. She is worried about what her peers think about her. She will not eat the lima beans she loves in fear of being laughed at. While getting ready for school she breaks out in a case of the stripes. Throughout the story she changes into many different shapes and colors. The only cure may just be some lima beans.
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I have a Camilla Cream, but he is a boy and his name is Bryce. Bryce has always loved to eat Salmon and vegetables. He also didn't want people to know this was his favorite food because he didn't want to be made fun of. Camilla realizes that it's ok for people to think she is weird and Bryce is starting to feel the same way.
Classroom Extension:
1. Have the children share some of their unusual favorite foods. Then at snack time serve some snacks that the children may not be use to trying.
2. This is a perfect time to have a lesson on being yourself. I would have the class draw a picture of themselves eating there favorite food and then talk about how it is important to be yourself. ( )
  Charessa | Jul 13, 2017 |
This book is a great book for kids and provides a valuable lesson for children. ( )
  ashlye | May 8, 2017 |
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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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