A Bad Case Of Stripes by David Shannon

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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!
 

About David Shannon

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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. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannon's bestsellers include TOO MANY TOYS; HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL (newly released in 2012); A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; DUCK ON A BIKE; ALICE THE FAIRY; and GOOD BOY, FERGUS! A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.
 
Published March 1, 1998 by Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Her schoolmates call out designs and Camilla's skin reacts: polka dots, the American flag--``poor Camilla was changing faster than you could change channels on a T.V.'' Specialists are called in, as are experts, healers, herbalists, and gurus.

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On this disturbing book's striking dust jacket, a miserable Betty-Boop-like girl, completely covered with bright bands of color, lies in bed with a thermometer dangling from her mouth. The rainbow-hue

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The rainbow-hued victim is Camilla Cream, sent home from school after some startling transformations: ""when her class said the Pledge of Allegiance, she turned red, white, and blue, and she broke out in stars!"" Scientists and healers cannot help her, for after visits from ""an old medicine man,...

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In this strikingly original tale about the importance of nonconformity, Camilla Cream worries too much about what everyone thinks and then breaks out in vividly hued patterns, like stars and stripes.

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