Book Title: A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

APA Citation: Shannon, D. (1998). A Bad Case of Stripes. New York, NY: Blue Sky Press.

Short Annotation: Camilla Cream loved lima beans but her friends didn’t. She wanted to fit in so she never ate them. On her first day of school, she was looking for an outfit when she looked in the mirror and saw that she had turned stripey like a rainbow. After the doctor saw nothing was wrong with her, the doctor told her that she should go to school. When she went to school, the other kids started calling out patterns because Camilla’s stripes would turn into what they shouted. Many specialist and professional people came by their house to try and fix her but nothing helped until a little old grandma gave her some lima beans.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-5

Intended Audience: This book is good for all ages. It can be annotated by older children and enjoyed by younger ones.

Personal Rating: 10/10, I think this is a very fun book to read. It is humorous to children yet explains the concept of not lying and being true to one’s self.

Text-Dependent Question: “What different ways were tried to cure Camilla’s stripes? And what actually cured her stripes?”