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text 2017-08-21 09:57
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Stars & Stripes - J. F. Harding,Abigail Roux

“It’s funny, you know?” Ty said. “How much things have changed.”
“What do you mean?”
“A couple years ago, at this point in the night, I’d be back in that bar with someone in the supply closet.”
Zane snorted and shook his head. “And now you just have to go home with me.”
“No,” Ty said, serious as he stopped and turned to look at Zane. “I don’t have to go home with you.”
Zane raised an eyebrow and cocked his head.
“I can’t wait to get home with you.

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review 2017-04-08 05:12
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

In this book, the main character, Camilia Creme loves to eat lima beans. But she does not like to eat them in fornt of her friends at school, because they make fun of her. This book shows readers how if someone cares about what people think, it can show effect that person. I would use this book in my classroom if I were to teach about confidence or bullying. 


LS: Lexile 

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review 2017-04-08 03:36
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is a cute story about a young girl named Camilla

who loves lima beans. She refuses to eat them because her friends dislike them and suddenly she ends up with a bad case of stripes. The doctors run tests and studies on her but nothing seems to work. She seems to just be getting worse until she eats lima beans as the cure and is back to normal. I would have my students complete an activity sheet with visualizations from the book. The students will draw two pictures of what Camilla looked like at different times in the book and then write a paragraph describing her for each time. I would ask my students to be very descriptive with their details of Camilla. I would rate this book a four and a half stars out of five and it is listed as AD540L on the Lexile scale.

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review 2017-04-08 02:54
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

Even though Camilla loves lima beans, she pretends that she hates them so that she fits in with her friends, who all hate them. One day, Camilla wakes up covered in stripes. The condition worsens and she starts to become the things that she’s doing or eating, or even what people are saying to her! Camilla’s last hope of going back to normal was to eat lima beans. She was hesitant at first, but knew it was all she could do. After she eats them, she turns back to normal. Camilla learns a lesson about being yourself and not conforming to others’ opinions.



In the classroom, this book could be used for teaching lessons and morals about being yourself and accepting others as they are. Students can learn about how they should not be afraid to be themselves and have their own opinions, even if they are different.



  • Lexile Measure: AD540L
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text 2017-04-08 00:44
A Bad Case of Stripes
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon


Pre k - 2

A Bad Case of Stripes is about a little girl who is not like the rest of the students in her class.  She loves lima beans but does not eat them because the rest of her friends do not like them.  Camilla wants to blend in with the rest of the students, but she can't because she begins to change colors.  Camilla eventually realizes that she does not have to be like the rest of the kids in her class.  She only needs to be herself.   I would use this in my classroom to teach cause and effect.  Because Camilla wanted to fit in and did not eat her lima beans, she got sick and turned colors.  It could also be used to teach respect and acceptance of the differences of others.

5 stars

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