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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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Camilla Cream loves lima beans but is too embarrassed to eat them. Camilla is very worried about what people think of her and tries on 40 outfits trying to find one for the first day of school. This causes her to break out in rainbow stripes. Camilla is visited by various doctors and specialist and experts to make her stripes go away but each doctor makes her sri[es worse. It is only when Camilla is able to accept herself for who she is that she is able to get rid of the stripes This book teaches a very important lesson. The story teaches you that no matter what anyone says about you, you should always be yourself no matter what. ( )
  AlissaAnneMay | Feb 22, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Awards: Great Lakes' Great Books Award (2001)
  chepowell | Feb 9, 2022 |
This story involves a child who was bullied for her love of lima beans. She decided to stop eating them, but experienced side effects. Her body changes colors and then her body started transforming into different shapes. This story teaches kids to stay true to themselves. ( )
  lh1786 | Sep 10, 2021 |
A book for 1st-3rd graders about the strong desire to fit in , but how it is better to just be yourself. ( )
  smabile | Jul 3, 2021 |
Independent Reading Level - Grade 3-5
Awards: Great Lakes' Great Books Award (2001)
  brb_rad | Jun 8, 2021 |
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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

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: From Pre School to Third Grade

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: 3.8 - Lower Grades (K-3)
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