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A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) (original 1998; edition 2004)

by David Shannon (Author)

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Member:JenniferDelaney
Title:A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf)
Authors:David Shannon (Author)
Info:Scholastic (2004), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages
Collections:3rd-4th Grade Readers, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Rating:****
Tags:Self-love

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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon (1998)

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A children's book that encourages children to just be who they are. Camilla is a girl who loves to eat lima beans but refrains because of fear of the reactions she may receive if she eats them. Camilla begins to change into things and objects unrecognizable because she chose to not follow her heart and mind, and do what is best for her. This is a really great book for young readers because it encourages them to be true to themselves regardless of the reactions. The author did a great job of changing the character into to things and objects using a variety of colors to make a sometimes heavy subject, light in nature. ( )
  Kstanley35 | Dec 4, 2018 |
I really liked this book because Camilla, the little girl, is really struggling with fit-in with her peers. She also struggles because she likes certain foods and is fearful that others will judge her. I was a really sweet story that can teach a lot of lessons to children. ( )
  JaJennings | Dec 4, 2018 |
A Bad Case of Stripes is about a girl named Camilla who loves lima beans, but does't eat them because her friends don't like them and she wants to fit in. As a result, her skin turns all kinds of different colors and the only cure is to eat the lima beans. She eventually eats the beans, is cured from her crazy-colored skin condition, and learns a valuable lesson in the process- to be herself. I think this book is relatable and sends a positive message to children about being themselves. The book also has beautiful illustrations, which is a major plus. ( )
  albethea | Dec 4, 2018 |
Camilla our protagonist of the story was struggling with fitting in amongst her peers. She was always worried about her peers finding out what she loved to eat. She ends up getting sick with stripes and has to stay home from school for a day, only to have gotten made fun of the next day, she kept changing from one thing to another! It seemed like no one could help her, not even doctor's could make or give a proper diagnosis! It is important to remember that the big picture is to always stay true to yourself and that the names were more hurtful, then admitting she wanted lima beans! In fact that is the only thing that helped her get better and truly made her happy! I recommend this book because it teaches kids to always be yourself, and when you are acting like yourself that is the only way you can be happy! Camilla kept trying to change, and please others but when she put that all aside, she realized that the things she was worried about seemed so small compared to the BIG changes she had to overcome! ( )
  yzm2 | Dec 2, 2018 |
All Camilla wanted to do was fit in. She was worried about what everyone thought. She got sick with stripes and she stayed home from school for a day. But she went back to school and the kids made fun of her. Doctors could nit figure out what was wrong with her. She kept changing whenever the specialists or experts suggested a potential diagnosis. She was unrecognizable when an old lady came and suggested feeding her lima beans. Camilla was embarrassed to admit she wanted the lima beans but when she did they worked and she was herself again. This is a good book to teach children 2nd to 3rd graders that being yourself is the only thing that will make you happy. Camilla tried changing who she was to fit in but she just ended up getting sick and made fun of more. ( )
  JennySkvarna | Dec 2, 2018 |
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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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