A bad case of stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) (#37080W6)

by Shannon, David

9 reviews & awards | 5 full-text reviews

FollettBound Sewn Scholastic, c1998, p2004
Price: USD 14.98
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Dewey: -E-; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 3.8
AR 3.8 LG .5 27685EN; RC 3.5 2; LEX AD610L; GR P


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"Being yourself"--Cover. In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2004
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • Series: Scholastic bookshelf
  • Edition: 1st Bookshelf ed.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-41553-385-7 (originally 0-439-59838-9)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-41553-385-7 (originally 978-0-439-59838-5)
  • Follett Number: 37080W6
  • Catalog Number: 0439598389
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 3.8
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.8
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 27685EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 2
  • Lexile: AD610L
  • Guided Reading Level: P

Reviews & Awards
  • Book Links, 02/01/03
  • Booklist, 01/01/98
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 03/01/98
  • Christian Library Journal, 01/01/99
  • Elementary School Library Collection, 06/01/00
  • Five Owls, 05/01/98
  • L.A. Recommended Foreign Language, 02/01/99
  • Library Talk, 11/01/98
  • School Library Journal, 03/01/98

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (Vol. 94, No. 9/10 (January 1, 1998))
Ages 6-8. Camilla, who loves lima beans but won't eat them because it's not cool, finds that deferring to others isn't all it's cracked up to be. In fact, her desire to please and be popular causes her some spectacular problems: she suddenly breaks out in stripes, then stars, then turns "purple polka-dotty" at the behest of a delighted classmate. Her weird mutations, which stymie doctors and send the media into a frenzy, become more and more extreme until she finally blends into the walls of her room--her lips the red-blanketed mattress on her bed, her eyes the paintings on the wall. Will she never be herself again? Shannon's over-the-top art is sensational, an ingenious combination of the concrete and the fantastic that delivers more than enough punch to make up for the somewhat heavy hand behind the story, and as usual, his wonderfully stereotypic characters are unforgettable. The pictures are probably enough to attract young browsers (Camilla in brilliant stripped glory graces the jacket), and the book's irony and wealth of detail may even interest readers in higher grades. Try this for leading into a discussion on being different.

Taken from the Hardcover.

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