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A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes

by David Shannon Illustrated by David Shannon

Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them.  Camilla Cream is very worried about what other people think about her, but at the very moment she most wants to fit in, she becomes completely covered in colorful stripes! Worse yet, she seems to change colors to match whatever is happening around her. When the class says the Pledge of Allegiance, she turns red, white, and blue! Instead of blending in, she's standing out.

Specialists are called but the situation goes from bad to worse. Isn't there anyone who can help Camilla remember what it means to be herself?

Sure to invite discussion, this is an engaging book that imaginatively explores the risks of trying to be like everyone else.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
3.5
Lexile Measure
540L
DRA
38
Guided Reading
P
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

David Shannon Award-winning artist and bestselling author David Shannon has long been a favorite among teachers and librarians with such titles as How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball , The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza , and A Bad Case of Stripes . His popularity skyrocketed in 1998 with the publication of his picture book No, David!
David Shannon Award-winning artist and bestselling author David Shannon has long been a favorite among teachers and librarians with such titles as How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball , The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza , and A Bad Case of Stripes . His popularity skyrocketed in 1998 with the publication of his picture book No, David!

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