A Bad Case of Stripes, by David Shannon

Published November 28, 2012 by Dagmar

A bad case of stripesMy third graders were so happy when I read this funny book today.  It delivers a great message about staying true to yourself.  Written by a student favorite author, David Shannon, this book is full of great, full colorful illustrations that really capture my listeners’ attention.

Synopsis: Camilla loves lima beans.  But, admitting that she likes lima beans will make her unpopular at school.  So, Camilla doesn’t eat lima beans.  Unfortunately, one day, Camilla wakes up with her body covered with stripes.  Her doctor declares her fine to go to school; but, when she goes to school, Camilla’s classmates quickly realize that they can change her colors by talking about different things.  Her parents call in specialists and then experts.  All their prescriptions end in disaster until an old lady comes to the door with…you guessed it…lima beans.  Camilla decides that being unpopular because she likes lima beans is much better than the alternative.


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