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Bad Case of Stripes
Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon
53 posts | 59 read | 1 reading | 7 to read
Follows the plight of Camilla Cream, who dreams of being popular but who breaks out in stripes and is teased by the other kids, until an odd woman feeds her lima beans to cure her malady.
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shannontevis
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

“She tried her best to act normal, but when the class said the pledge of allegiance, her stripes turned red, white, and blue, and she broke out in stars!“ This quote is a great example as to how kids try and hide how they are feeling.

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shannontevis
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

I think this book is perfect to read in a bullying lesson. The other kids make fun of Camillia for her skin. After reading the book you could talk about how hurt Camillia was from the teasing, and how teasing affects others.

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shannontevis
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“A Bad Case of Stripes“ by David Shannon, 2004. Picture book. I love this book! It's all about the pressures of fitting in, which is something very relevant to elementary age children, especially the older ones. The illustrations are a vital piece to the story. Camilla has a case of “stripes“ which makes her skin all different types of colors, like rainbow. In the illustrations she really stands out from all the other kids.

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agreco1925
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

“Some of the kids at school said she was weird, but she didn't care a bit“

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agreco1925
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

I would use this in my classroom because it shows the children that it doesn't matter what other people think about you and to be yourself.

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agreco1925
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This book does a great job of showing the development of the story through the pictures, the content is also age-appropriate. It shows the kids that it is okay to be different and that the most important thing is to be yourself.

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taylorscalfaro
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

“Some of the kids at school said she was weird, but she didn't care a bit.“

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taylorscalfaro
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

I would use this book in my future classroom because of the whimsical illustrations and the great theme behind the images.

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taylorscalfaro
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This book was about a young girl who did not want to show who she really was because she was afraid of being bullied, and her learning to embrace herself. It is a picture book because the content is appropriate for the age level. Young students can relate to wanting to fit in. Also, the pictures are accurate and consistent with the plot of the text.

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Lf196117
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

“Camilla was always very worried about what other people thought of her”. This quote will probably connect with a lot of children, as many of them are insecure and this could be an easy way to bond with this book.

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Lf196117
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

Quite honestly, this book spooked me and many other people I know as a child. The illustrations are very vivid and bizarre. I would not read this book to a group of children for the sake of not scaring them.

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Lf196117
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Award: Black Eyed Susan award
Review: This book is about a girl named Camilla and she loves lima beans. Camilla becomes so worried about what other children will think of her if they find out she likes lima beans that she breaks out into a bad case of stripes. This book chronicles Camilla as she learns that not everyone likes or dislikes the same things and gradually results in her not caring if the other children know she likes lima beans.

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jkraynak
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“I knew the real you was in there somewhere.”

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jkraynak
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This is one of many tales of someone afraid of what others will think of them; Camilla has a love for lima beans and is worried what people might think. This story sets a good theme for readers to learn early on to be yourself and love who you are. It is a good lengthy story with lots of dialogue and expression.

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jkraynak
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the artwork and bright colors in this book really add to the story. they‘re very detailed and show lots of emotions the kids could relate to.

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kh972417
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“I think I better bring in the Specialists.”

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kh972417
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

I remember reading this book as a kid and thinking that it would be awesome to turn rainbow! The pictures in this book are so detailed and colorful.

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kh972417
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This book has such a great meaning for kids. It gives them the message to not let others actions change you because you could end up hurting yourself. The illustrations in this book are just awesome. They‘re so detailed and full of color.

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Clwojick
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What a delightful book! I am in love with the illustrations! #BBRC #A2Z @LibrarianRyan #picturebooks ♥️

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 5mo
Jeannineth I love this book so much. The story and illustrations are the best. Who would ever think to have a kid melt into the walls of their room??? Haha not me. 5mo
brit91 One of my favorite books as a child!! This brings back great memories!!😍😍📚📚 5mo
Cathythoughts What a crazy picture ♥️ 5mo
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megansimon
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

“And being laughed at for eating them was nothing, compared to what she‘d been going through.”

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megansimon
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

This book is super cute and a good way to teach kids to be themselves. I would definitely have it in my classroom.

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megansimon
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I love how the illustrations lined up perfectly with the story. The plot was fun and simple for children to follow. It also had a good theme of being yourself.

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SofiaRoselli
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I would use this modern fantasy picture book in my classroom as a read aloud. Camilla Cream, a closeted lover or Lima beans, and a worrier about others‘ opinions of her, wakes up on the first day of school completely covered in stripes. If the stripes weren‘t bad enough, her skin begins to develop everything people suggest she has. The story raises the question of whether or not it is important to care about what people think of you. #lae3414sp19

SofiaRoselli The website I found gives great discussion questions as well as guidelines for discussion. With the various discussing questions, I can guide information processing, UDL strategy 3.3, in students. ESOL strategy 1, teach questioning for clarification, would also come out of the discussion questions.
https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/ABadCaseOfStripes
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caldwellalex95 @SofiaRoselli I used to hate this book when I was younger, but now I absolutely adore it. Isn't that funny?! I love the link you provided for us to check out; I used "Teaching Children Philosophy's" website in plenty of my posts, too. It's important for students to be provided discussion questions so they confirm their understanding of the text. Anyway, great post! This book is so colorful and entertaining! 8mo
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Afterwards, Camilla wasn‘t quite the same. Some of the kids at the school said she was weird, but she didn‘t care a bit”.

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I love how they called doctors and specialists but all it took was this little old lady and the truth.

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This book was about a girl who was overly concerned about what others thought. Even though she loves Lima beans she pretends she hates them because others don‘t like them. This leads to her literally changing for others. She has a case of the stripes! After a lady comes to help her she is forced to admit she loves Lima beans and learns to be herself.

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melindamcmullen84
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David Shannon has written and illustrated a wonderful F book that goes deeper than the average elementary school story. Camilla Cream develops the worst case of stripes that was ever seen, and all because she worried that others would laugh at her love for lima beans! The desire to be accepted is an ongoing issue in schools today! Use this as a RA during the first week of school to help with all of the nerves! #LAE3414sp19

melindamcmullen84 UDL strategy 8.3 and 9.3 would work great with this book. ESOL 2 and 10 would be great for literature response groups to explore issues of common interest. 10mo
kkimmelman This is a great book for a lesson on acceptance. I remember reading this book in elementary school. I really like how you included a lesson plan for the two age groups, I think that was a wonderful addition. @melindamcmullen84 (edited) 10mo
DrSpalding I like that you added to resources that show that this picture book could be used in multiple grade levels. Picture books are meant to be read aloud to all elementary students. Students in the upper grades need to hear a proficient reader, read aloud! Excellent alignment. This was a dollar book recently on Scholastic! 9mo
alexandracarpenter I loved this book when I was a child! Definitely a fun read. I loved how you provided two separate lesson plans for younger and older kids~ awesome resources! 8mo
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Reviewsbylola
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New #scholastichaul! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Genevieve‘s Teacher has confirmed I‘m the only parent that orders every month. 😆

LeahBergen Yay, you!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Lovesbooks87 How can they not order books???? 10mo
Nute The loveliness of a reading parent❣️ 10mo
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Reviewsbylola Idk, the dollar deals are killer. That‘s what always gets me. @Lovesbooks87 10mo
bookishkris I don‘t understand not wanting to “waste” money on books (the excuses I used to hear about why parents didn‘t get books from Scholastic). They‘re so cheap if you order them. But I was the kid in junior high who always had a stack so big I couldn‘t fit them all in my backpack. The joys of parents who always said yes to books. 10mo
ravenlee Scholastic Funtastic, baby! 10mo
Leftcoastzen My mom always said yes to books !There were a couple of us in my class that ordered several books per order from Scholastic. 10mo
Bookwormjillk I was just complaining to my kids that they don‘t get Scholastic order forms any more. I miss those. 10mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s the cheapest way to build a library in my opinion. Library book sales may be the only exception. Between the dollar deals and the free book at $25, I typically spend and average of $2.25-2.50 per book. @bookishkris 10mo
Cinfhen More books for the #BookNook 🙌🏻📚💜🎉🤓 10mo
Mdargusch Looks like some fun ones. Love the cover on the fish book. 10mo
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Mccall0113
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My youngest and I at the book sale.

TheReadingMermaid 💖 that book 1y
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Kshakal
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A favorite in my classroom... we love anything by David Shannon!! #stripes #readingresolutions @Jess7

RadicalReader @Kshakal Robert Munsch is also an incredible author 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 26: First #Stripes that came to mind from the creator of “No, David.” Another delightful picturebook to read aloud to little tykes who are down in the dumps and feeling queasy, and a tad #Stripes-y.

Reviewsbylola Oh this looks fun! 1y
Meeko93 ❤ I loved this one when I was a kid 1y
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KhyaraN
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My Favorite story as a child! It was read to me in a read aloud in the classroom and was later bought for independent reading (IR) in the house, strategies that are useful for students. This fantasy(f) picture book is about a young girl who just wants to fit in, but finds in horror how different she is when she wakes up with a bad case of stripes. Great story that won multiple awards and teachers children about peer-pressure.
#UCFLAE3414SP18

KhyaraN A teacher guide provides a lesson plan for the story with multiple activities that can be used for in the classroom: http://www.storylineonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ABadCaseofStripes_Teac... 2y
KhyaraN ESOL: 40. Have students prepare individual card files of subject area specific vocabulary. UDL guidelines-3.0 provide options for comprehension 2y
Kendallc I also loved this story as a kid!! Definitely a must have and great lesson to be learned! 2y
paulettevp Not only is this book wonderful because of its message but it could be integrated in classes like Art. I love the writing prompts in the lesson plan because it has them recalling key details from the text. 2y
DrSpalding Excellent resource 2y
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Kendallc
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I loved this book, this is a low fantasy fiction book winner of the Black Eyed Susan Award, and is great for teaching kids to be unique. This book is about a girl who lets the opinions of others literally dictate how she looks, she goes through many transformations before learning that it‘s okay to be different and she should embrace it. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc This link has great activities and lessons on teaching kids to be unique and to embrace who they are https://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/character-lessons-bad-case-of-stripes.ht... 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 15 Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again. UDL: 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media (add a video) 2y
KaitlynN I‘m doing my author study on David Shannon, and to me this book stands out from his others. I think it sounds different when you read it and compare it to his most famous books (No, David, David Goes to school). Even the art has a unique style. 2y
ambera This looks like a great book! Children can be easily influenced and put down by their peers so I love coming across books like this where we celebrate diversity and qualities that make us unique ❤️ 2y
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Allie-cat95
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Oldies but goodies📚💛

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RealLifeReading
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Forgot to ask why they chose this book but this was the display up at my 4yo's preschool this month

PrezBookster My daughter loved that book! 2y
BookInMyHands This was my daughter‘s favorite book in Kindergarten! (edited) 2y
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GripLitGrl
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Meeko93 Love this one! 2y
Jess7 Cute! 2y
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lizzie0922
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This modern fantasy is about a girl named Camilla who loves lima beans but doesn‘t want to eat them because her friends don‘t like them and she wants to fit in. One day she wakes up and has thick solid colored stripes on her body. Great for students in 1st- 4th grade. #UCFWaltersLit

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/bad-case-strip...

Linsayesp @lizzie0922 This seems like such a cute book ! Very seldom do you find children who like any type of beans ! #UCFWaltersLit 2y
Kirsten.Pacheco This is a great book to teach kids to be themselves and do what they like no matter what other kids have to say about those likes or them! Not being yourself in order to please others comes with downfalls, like the stripes. 2y
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amyqualk
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This hilarious F book is a fun read for students. It would be grade as a PR, IR, and RA. This story is about a girl who loves lima beans but she was afraid to let people know how much she truly loved them. She was worried her peers would make fun of her but little did she know what would happen if she stopped eating them. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bad-Case-of-Stripes-Descriptive-Writ...

amyqualk The website takes you to teachers pay teachers website. Although it does cost money it could give you great ideas for your own lesson plans. I would use UDL 1.1 customize the display and ESOL 1 teach questioning for clarification. These strategies can be used to help students understand what is happening in the story. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
CaseyL I love the theme of being true to yourself! Although it could be a perfect RA, I read it to my VPK students this past summer and a lot of the children were scared of the way the girl looked as the story went on. A lot of the children never wanted to see the book again and the message of being yourself was lost on them. :( I still love this story! Great post! 2y
JanaLL My daughter got this book at her school book fair. Cute story!!! 2y
emilykwilkins Great resource! I think that this is such a great book! 2y
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Susancruz
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This book was one of my favorites growing up as I tend to be shy and concerned what others think. This F can be a short IR or RA. It is a story about being true to yourself no matter what others think, as long as you‘re happy, even if it means you eat Lima beans and other kids don‘t! This story meets UDL 6.1 guide appropriate goal setting as you could set goals for kids through the year both personal and school related.

Susancruz It also meets EL 3 encourage self-talk (positive thinking) as it shows to be positive about yourself and be yourself! The link takes you right to scholastic where there is a lesson plan for the book and even tells you to talk to your students about what worries them about starting school and that is so important! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/bad-case-strip... 2y
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mangokittty
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One of my Halloween costumes this year. What do you think?

SkeletonKey This is awesome. 2y
mangokittty @SkeletonKey thank you! I loved this book as a kid. It was so fun. 2y
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MorganH
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This Low Fantasy book is a crazy story about a girl named Camilla who loves lima beans, but will never admit it in fear of being teased. So, she develops a bad case of stripes! This eccentric tale would make for a cute RA with a class of first to third graders! Though it‘s a silly story, it also tells a good lesson to be yourself, and accept diversity in others.

MorganH Because of the subtle lesson in the story, EL 15 should be used, reinforcing the idea of acceptance over and over again, both for the benefit of EL‘s, and the entire class in general. http://thepicturebookteachersedition.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-bad-case-of-stripes-... provides an ample amount of ideas to incoorporate this book into different lessons such as point of view, cause and effect, sequencing, and more. 2y
MorganH UDL 9.3 ‘Develop self-assessmemt and reflection‘ could be used to help students think about what they have that makes themselves unique, and celebrate as a class each others‘ differences! #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
JanaLL My daughter just bought this book at her school's book fair. The cover itself leads to curiosity for sure. Points of view, cause and effect, and sequencing are all great extension ideas for critical thinking. Fun story to read! 2y
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MakennaK This was my favorite book as a child! I think it's great for kids and I will definitely have it in my classroom one day! It's such s great book to teach about diversity 2y
LaurenR The illustrations on this book make me want to read it! So intriguing! 2y
DrSpalding You boosted this book! The pictures are fantastic and the lesson in the story is even better. #limabeans 2y
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LaraReads
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Some #starsandstripes from my kindle library #jubilantjuly

JaclynW One of our favorites! 2y
readinginthedark Nice! My son loves this one!!! 2y
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Purrfectpages
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No, David! is one of my favorite children's books, but David Shannon doesn't disappoint here either. Also, what a greet cover, right? #stripes #junebookbugs

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Chelsibno
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I love this children's classic! I've shared it with my nieces and can't wait to someday share it with my children. #stripes #JuneBookBugs

MyNamesParadise Omg I remember this book!! One of my favorites as a kid! 2y
Purrfectpages Had the same idea! 2y
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