What we have here is a bad case of stripes One of the worst I ve ever seen 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 ina bad case of stripes Summary Camilla Cream likes lima beans, but when she gets made fun of for liking them, she gets embarrassed and tells her family that she no longer wants to eat them She then breaks out with stripes The doctors however cannot find anything wrong with her so her mother still makes her go to school Camilla s classmates discover that whenever they yell out colors or designs she turns into whatever they have yelled out Camilla discovers the only cure to actually eat what others make fun of her Summary Camilla Cream likes lima beans, but when she gets made fun of for liking them, she gets embarrassed and tells her family that she no longer wants to eat them She then breaks out with stripes The doctors however cannot find anything wrong with her so her mother still makes her go to school Camilla s classmates discover that whenever they yell out colors or designs she turns into whatever they have yelled out Camilla discovers the only cure to actually eat what others make fun of her for, the lima beans, and when she does she turns back into regular old Camilla Response I loved the message in this book and think it would be great for those third and fourth graders who are beginning to feel pressure from their peers The story gives the message that is it okay to be an individual and important to do so My daughter is in 1st grade age 6 and is TERRIFIED of this book I realize it is very, very popular but my daughter has a great imagination and now she is very scared of eating orange, green, and blue foods She pretty much only eats pink red and white foods now We got this book as a gift from my father when she was 4 and it scared her We asked her preschool class to put it behind other books so she wouldn t see it in the book area if she did see it, she wouldn t go near it In kindergarte My daughter is in 1st grade age 6 and is TERRIFIED of this book I realize it is very, very popular but my daughter has a great imagination and now she is very scared of eating orange, green, and blue foods She pretty much only eats pink red and white foods now We got this book as a gift from my father when she was 4 and it scared her We asked her preschool class to put it behind other books so she wouldn t see it in the book area if she did see it, she wouldn t go near it In kindergarten we warned her teacher and it wasn t an issue Now in 1st grade I have warned her new teacher however I know it is in the classroom and she is scared of it Today the principal read the first half during lunchtime and she covered her ears but could not block the sound She is dreading lunchtime tomorrow when he will finish the book and go through the part where the girl is all stripes She ended up eating lunch in the school office that day so she wouldn t have to hear the story SO if you have a sensitive child like I do, I urge some caution with this book Never mind the author s intended message, some kids will be freaked out by the possibility of foods causing them to change colors and may suffer anxiety for months, or years, to come A Bad Case of Stripes is a story about how peer pressure literally can affect a person David Shannon, author of the popular David series, has created a surreal yet enchanting tale that will gain attention from both kids and adults A Bad Case of Stripes has one of the most creative illustrations I have ever seen David Shannon takes care in making each character as colorful as they can be and masterfully illustrates Camilla s odd situation by adding vivid colors to each transformation that A Bad Case of Stripes is a story about how peer pressure literally can affect a person David Shannon, author of the popular David series, has created a surreal yet enchanting tale that will gain attention from both kids and adults A Bad Case of Stripes has one of the most creative illustrations I have ever seen David Shannon takes care in making each character as colorful as they can be and masterfully illustrates Camilla s odd situation by adding vivid colors to each transformation that Camilla takes on Also, the moral of the story about being yourself is greatly defined here when Camilla goes throughawkward transformations when she does not admit that she loves lima beans The story teaches people that no matter what anyone says about you, you should always be yourself no matter what A Bad Case of Stripes is truly a book that can not be missed and the story s heroine, Camilla, clearly defines the meaning of peer pressure sometimes having positive or negative influences on people Of course, I would strongly advise parents to read this book first before they show it to children ages five or younger since it contains many frightening images that would not be suitable for children.Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog I know that this is popular and I get what the book is trying to say about not worrying about what other people think, but I was freaking terrified of this book when I was a kid In fact, I m still creeped out to this day The visuals and some of the stuff that happened to the main character was just terrifying It s not a bad book, it really isn t, but it scared the crap out of me and I will not go anywhere NEAR that book So a big round of applause to you who love this book, cuz I sure as hell I know that this is popular and I get what the book is trying to say about not worrying about what other people think, but I was freaking terrified of this book when I was a kid In fact, I m still creeped out to this day The visuals and some of the stuff that happened to the main character was just terrifying It s not a bad book, it really isn t, but it scared the crap out of me and I will not go anywhere NEAR that book So a big round of applause to you who love this book, cuz I sure as hell didn t