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A Bad Case of Stripes
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon
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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!
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Jburns13
A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon

This book is about a young insecure girl named Camilla Cream who is not comfortable in her own body and learns to not care what others think only what she thinks. One day she wakes up covered in stripes she had a bad case of stripes that day and learns just why she did.

Jburns13 Published: 1998

Author/Illustrator: David Shannon

Genre: Children's Literature, Fiction, and Horror

Awards: Young Readers 2019-2020, Beehive Book Award; Picture Book 2000-2000. Colorado's Children's Book Award; None 2000-2001

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kallikramer
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Published in 1998, this fiction story follows a young girl who wakes up very sick. He skin continues to change to different patterns. The young girl is very insecure of her skin being different patterns, but eventually she learns to be happy in her identity. I would read this story to my students because it has a deep meaning, but it is taught through humor to keep the students engaged. This won the 3 apples book award.

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kayleenschultz12
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This book would be a get use in my class room to model how you might feel inside when you worry about what others think. I like the way it is full of color and the imagination is beyond clever

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kayleenschultz12
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A very cute book about a little girl being so worried about what others think of that she get a bad case of stripes

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MaddieBrown3
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Author of Book: David Shannon
Illustrator (if applicable): David Shannon
Date of Publication: 1998
Genre: Fiction
Brief Summary: Camellia loved lima beans. She knows nobody likes them so she stopped eating them. When she woke up in shock to see she had stripes! Everyone was staring and looking at her at school. Nobody could find a solution to her problem. An old lady comes and says she has a solution for her… it was lima beans!

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monalyisha
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We managed to stay healthy for so long! But…my husband is a wedding photographer and his job is to be in large groups. It was bound to happen.

So, we‘ve been quarantining. Fortunately, aside from the first bout of fever, I‘m feeling okay. Not great, mind you…but okay. Thankful for vaccines — & for timing! Our quarantine period will be over just in time for our vacation (during which time we‘ll be extra, doubly-masked in public). Oof.

BkClubCare Hugs! 🤗 get better and enjoy the vacation. 6mo
vivastory I'm glad to hear that your symptoms are mild. Hope you're back on your feet soon! 6mo
jen_the_scribe Hope you feel better soon! After dodging it for so long, we caught it back in January. Despite being vaccinated, it hit me pretty hard. Still didn‘t feel like myself months later. I can only imagine if I wasn‘t vaccinated. 6mo
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AmyG Glad you are both vaccinated. Feel better and enjoy your vacation. 6mo
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LiteraryinLawrence I‘m so sorry this happened! Hope you can distract yourself with books while you recover. 💗 6mo
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A bad case of Stripes won the Great Lakes Award.
This book was about a young girl who loved Lima Beans but she didn't want to eat them anymore because her friends didn't like them and she wanted to be like her friends.One day she wakes up with a case of stripes and the children started to tease her and she went to the Doctor and no one knew what to do until someone found the cure. The cure was to eat Lima bean again!

KellyR Genre: Fiction
S: Storytelling
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/bad-case-stripes
This is a great story for students to use during storytelling.
UDL: Promotes Understanding across language
ELL: Give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions.
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Ericaj
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This is MF. This book is great for RA. This book teaches students on overcoming your insecurities and being happy for who you. This book won a Great Lakes' Great Books Award. http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/teacher-r... This website gives information for before, during, and after read aloud. It gives strategy that educators can implement in their read aloud.

Ericaj UDL 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. ESOL strategy #3 encourage self-talk (positive thinking). #UCFLAE3414SP21 2y
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Camilla Cream loves lima beans! Her friends, however, do not. When she starts to receive judgement about liking them, she decides to no longer eat them. Suddenly, she wakes up with thick colorful stripes on her body! What could possibly cure this?!? This book is great to teach kids about inclusion and acceptance. It also highlights that being different is okay because that‘s what makes you, you! #UCFLAE3414SP20

DrSpalding Scholastic is an excellent resource. This makes for a good storytelling as well! You have a couple of David Shannon books posted that would make a good author study in your future classroom. 3y
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Brennap
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This childrens F book;”A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon, is about a girl who is so scared of her first day of school and just wants to fit in, but something strange occurs to her. This would be a perfect book to read on the first day of school.

http://www.thebestclass.org/uploads/5/6/2/4/56249715/badcaseofstripes.pdf
This would also be perfect as a readers theater and there are 18 characters so the whole class could be involved.

Brennap The readers theater resource supports the UDL Principle(5.3)”Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance”. So the book could be read aloud first so the students know the book and then practice doing a readers theater. This supports the ESOL Strategy 50.” For content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities...etc.” It helps students get on their feet and be involved in the story. 3y
Tabitha_H I remember reading this in elementary school. I loved this book it was a great read. I would love to refresh my memory and read it again. Great pick !! (edited) 3y
DrSpalding I can see you really like readers theater! I can promise you that your future students will as well. Use these to build fluency and of course change up the teaching strategy beyond just read aloud. However this book is a great one to read aloud as well. 3y
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shannontevis
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“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
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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
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“Some of the kids at school said she was weird, but she didn't care a bit“

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agreco1925
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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
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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
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“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
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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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“I think I better bring in the Specialists.”

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kh972417
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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 😁👍🏻❤️ 3y
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. 3y
brit91 One of my favorite books as a child!! This brings back great memories!!😍😍📚📚 3y
Cathythoughts What a crazy picture ♥️ 3y
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megansimon
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“And being laughed at for eating them was nothing, compared to what she‘d been going through.”

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megansimon
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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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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! 4y
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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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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. 4y
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) 4y
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! 4y
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! 4y
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New #scholastichaul! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Genevieve‘s Teacher has confirmed I‘m the only parent that orders every month. 😆

LeahBergen Yay, you!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Lovesbooks87 How can they not order books???? 4y
Nute The loveliness of a reading parent❣️ 4y
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Reviewsbylola Idk, the dollar deals are killer. That‘s what always gets me. @Lovesbooks87 4y
bookishkai 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. 4y
ravenlee Scholastic Funtastic, baby! 4y
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. 4y
Bookwormjillk I was just complaining to my kids that they don‘t get Scholastic order forms any more. I miss those. 4y
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 4y
Cinfhen More books for the #BookNook 🙌🏻📚💜🎉🤓 4y
Mdargusch Looks like some fun ones. Love the cover on the fish book. 4y
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Mccall0113
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My youngest and I at the book sale.

BeansPage 💖 that book 4y
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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 4y
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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! 4y
Meeko93 ❤ I loved this one when I was a kid 4y
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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.
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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... 5y
KhyaraN ESOL: 40. Have students prepare individual card files of subject area specific vocabulary. UDL guidelines-3.0 provide options for comprehension 5y
Kendallc I also loved this story as a kid!! Definitely a must have and great lesson to be learned! 5y
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. 5y
DrSpalding Excellent resource 5y
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