Book Review: A Bad Case of Stripes
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
From Miss Susie at Lexington Branch
"It's time to go back to school and for many children this can cause a wave of anxiety. In A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, Camilla Cream is anxious for the first day of school and comes down with an extraordinary case of the stripes!
"Doctors, specialists, and experts can't figure out her unusual condition. As Camilla loses all hope, a sweet old lady with Lima beans shows up who just might know the cure. What causes and ends this weird, colorful, and altering disorder is a lesson all children can take to heart."
Thanks for that review, Miss Susie!
For more books that talk about individuality and self-acceptance, check out Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae, Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh, I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss, or The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle.
We hope everyone has had a good start to the brand new school year (and hasn't come down with a bad case of anything yet!).
More From the Web
Visit David Shannon's Scholastic website
Read & watch this online version of the story (narrated by Sean Astin), complete with an activity guide
Use this reader's theater script to perform it with a classroom full of children