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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
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Author and Illustrator: David Shannon

Genre: Fiction Picture Book

Year Published: 2004

Reading Level: Ages 4-8; Fluent

Topic and Themes: Stripes, Uniqueness, Clothes, Bedrooms

Curricular Use: Read Aloud, Independent Reading, Shared Reading

Social: Self-esteem, Self-respect, Popularity

Literary Elements: Exaggeration, humor

Text and Pictures: The pictures in this book are wonderful and make the text a lot more meaningful.

Summary: Camilla Cream worries about what to wear on the first day of school and puts on forty-two outfits. When she looked in the mirror she was covered in stripes, and everything she did, the stripes changed. In the end of the book, Camilla eats lima beans, her favorite food, and her stripes disappear and never come back.
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