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A Bad Case of Stripes (1998)

by David Shannon

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Great book! A little long for younger grades but the pictures are beautiful and this book could be incorporated into many lessons.
  kes030 | Apr 30, 2015 |
This book encourages children to eat their vegetables and not give into what others are doing. There is no reason to care what others think of you. ( )
  Kelsly93 | Apr 30, 2015 |
The message shows that you should not care what others think of you. Be yourself and don't hide who you really are. The book could be used in Kindergarten through 3rd grade focusing on classroom behavior, identity, and individuality.
  biancagrhm | Apr 29, 2015 |
This is a modern fantasy picture book about a little girl who is afraid of what people think. She is so conscious of it that she refuses to eat lima beans, which are her favorite. On the first day of school she is particularly worried, then she looks in the mirror and screams. She is covered in stripes from head to toe. Every time a doctor tries something she morphs into whatever they say or try. No one seems to be able to help her. Until one day a little old lady says she has the cure. All the girl has to do is eat lima beans and things will go back to normal. The girl laughs at first afraid of what people will think. But she changes her mind and sure enough she turns back to normal. Now she eats lima beans without caring what people think. ( )
  kvelin | Apr 20, 2015 |
A Bad Case of Stripes is a story about how peer pressure truly can affect someones life. This book has one of the most creative illustrations I have ever seen. David Shannon makes each character so colorful and uses colors on Camilla to show her transformations throughout the story. The story teaches the readers that no matter what other people say or think about you, to be true to yourself. I think the language and the meaning of the story is more appropriate for older children. ( )
  cwierz2 | Apr 7, 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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