A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes

by David Shannon
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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

Category: Making Friends"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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439598385
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Edition description: First Bookshelf Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 18,285
Product dimensions: 7.96(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and three more David picture books. Shannon's bestsellers include A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and his recent Bugs in My Hair. He lives in California with his family.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Washington, D. C. (Raised in Spokane, Washington)


B.A., Art Center College of Design

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Bad Case of Stripes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried to read this book with my daughter and didn't get a positive reaction. She is 6 and when we go to the bookstore she will cover this book with other books because she is afraid of it. To make matters worst now is in her class and she is very afraid of it that doesn't even want to go her class. I respect that might be a good story for some but others the illustrations are scary for some.
_Miss-Barb More than 1 year ago
A really fun book about peer pressure and simple remedies for most problems....my grandkids simply adore this book! My (now 20yrs old) oldest granddaughter even dressed up as Camilla one Halloween when she was about 8yrs old. It's fun to read and use all kinds of voices! Highly reccomend this book!
PortraitWords More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at a school book fair when I was 9 years old and I absolutely loved it. I read it several times and took it with me everywhere. It made me laugh and was definitely the most creative book I have ever read. The illustrations were beautiful and I'd stare at them for a long time before turning to the next page. I borrowed it from the library recently and still enjoy it as a 20 year old. I do know a girl who was terrified of the book though so I would be careful. But the other kids had no problem with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my 2nd grade class at the very beginning of the school year. They thought it was hilarious! We talked about how we are all different and we don't need to worry what those around us think. The kids also made their own stories about their bad case of the ______ and those were just as funny as the book!
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wheeze More than 1 year ago
When i was in daycare, the kids LOVED this story. They asked me to read it everyday, and I so realize why. The pictures in this book are amazing, whoever drew these definitely needs a kudos. Any kid would fall into this story easy, just with the pictures alone. I love the story line behind it, on how people would 'judge' her and what happens. It's a great way to show kids on what can happen when you judge others and how to be yourself. I think every library, school and day care needs to have this book in their possession. I plan on even purchasing it for my own future kids.
SHELLI28 More than 1 year ago
My kids like this and it has a good story behind it. Helps to teach that you should not try to pretend like you are someone else, do not fall into peer pressure and just be yourself. Good for building confidence and VERY cute illustrations. Alice the Fairy is the BEST though!! So funny and it's my kids' favorite book (even my 3 year old boy!!)...he also likes the No David books by David Shannon too. :)
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Isabellasmom More than 1 year ago
My three year old loves this book. Although it was a little long for her, she sat through it. We had a lot of fun reading this book. It is especially good to read before school starts.
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dandj929 More than 1 year ago
My family always enjoys reading this book together at bedtime (or any time). The characters are funny and the pictures are amazing. There is so much to look at and every time we read the story we see something else we hadn't seen the last time. The story has a great message as well. Don't be afraid to just be yourself. I am a preschool teacher and this book is also one of the class favorites. We read this over and over and over again. It never gets old.
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rstwilight08 More than 1 year ago
I remember buying this book at a book fair in my school. As soon as I started reading it I was hooked. It was one of my favorite books. I lost the book sadly, but still I remember the story. It is a wonderful book.
KatherineEJ More than 1 year ago
My students in 6th grade had a good time using this book in their reading response groups. I like it when you are just getting started working with groups. Very easy and simple.
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MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
Another colorful tale from David Shannon this one talks about the horrible things that can happen if you let other people decide who you are.
AndreaMI More than 1 year ago
Camilla Cream awakens to a very unexpected transformation on her first day of school. Camilla finds herself convered in stripes and is terrified at what people may think about how she looks. Camilla goes to school and low and behold when the class is saying the Pledge of Allegiance, her stripes turn into stars and stripes. Throughout the story Camilla goes through many changes in her appearance. Camilla's parents hire many doctors to try and break the case and figure out what is wrong with their daughter, but nobody their parents bring in to help her can figure it out. Until one plump old lady comes knocking on the door to offer her assistance. The tale takes a critical turn for Camilla when the little old lady tells her the secret to getting rid of the stripes is to be herself. A beautifully illustrated book whose pictures bring the story to life. A Bad Case of Stripes brings the struggles that children have everyday into the forefront; the struggles of being yourself, self-esteem,and bullying. Truly a wonderful read for the whole family, and a great book to introduce to students.