Bibliographic Information: Shannon, D. (2004). A Bad Case of Stripes. New York: Scholastic.

Short Annotation: Camilla is a little girl who cares of what people think of her. On her first day of school, Camilla is completely covering in colorful stripes. She goes to school and her stripes start changing into many things. Doctors don’t know why she has those stripes. However, this old lady cures her by giving her lima beans, her favorite food to eat.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K – 3

Readers who will like this book: readers who like humorous books, readers who like David Shannon books, readers who like reading books about fitting in, readers who like to read about self-esteem

Personal Response/Rating: 4 – I enjoyed reading this book. David Shannon did a wonderful job with the illustrations and with writing a book that teaches children to have confidence in themselves.

Text-Dependent Question: What is David Shannon’s message to his/her readers?