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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't be all things to all men!, 31 Mar 1998
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This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Hardcover)
This is a wonderfully illustrated book of a little girl that is so concerned with everyone's opinion of her that she stops being herself.In the very beginning she goes through outfit after outfit to wear before her first day of school, stops eating her favorite food-lima beans because the kids tease her.Her adventure begins when she wakes up with colored stripes the next day and has to go to school like that! Better to have eaten the limas! When the kids in class discover that she turns red, white & blue during the Pledge of Allegiance they go nuts calling out shapes, sizes, colors that she automatically turns as they yell suggestions! It's an interesting study on human nature. It shows that you should always be yourself and not worry what ANYONE thinks of you whether you eat limas or dress in red polka dots! You can't be all things to everyone and if you try, you will be taken advantage of, as those kids did in class. They had no mercy on her condition.
Camilla found out that she can be herself whether the kids liked it or not!
HERE'S TO LIMA BEANS!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A young girl learns to be herself., 25 Sep 1998
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This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Hardcover)
We thought that that this book was perfect. The drawings were great. Theillustrator drew some excellent pictures. The author wrote a super story. Mr. Palaio's Second Group at Perry Primary
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Follow your heart., 16 Oct 2011
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Stewart M (Victoria, Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) (Paperback)
This is a delightfully illustrated story about the perils of not following your own heart. Mixed into the story are some themes of peer pressure and conformity.

This makes it all seem rather serious - and while there is not really much subtly in the way the messages are delivered, the book itself is wonderfully silly. Key to this are the illustrations, where the books central character changes colour, shape and texture at the whim of her classmates. These really are the best bit of the book.

Eventually the heroine of the story follows her own heart and all is well. I'm not sure how familiar the cure will be to many people outside the USA - but that claim could be made about many foods.

I think this would be a worthy addition to any kid's bookshelf, but something tells me it may be more popular with adults then the kids.

I would recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic illustrations -- NOT TO BE MISSED, 1 April 1998
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This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Hardcover)
Just want to mention that the illustrations in this picture book are positively AWESOME. While that word is often overused today, it is aptly applied to this book. It's not to be missed by anyone who appreciates a spectacular picture book! My now 8 and 10 year old have not stopped looking at it. Of course we believe one is never too old for a great picture book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is about a young girl who learns to be herself., 25 Sep 1998
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This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Hardcover)
We loved this book. We liked the story. There were some great funny drawings in this book. We want to read alot more of his work. Mr. Palaio's Fourth Group at Perry Primary
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5.0 out of 5 stars Omg i Adore this book :], 11 April 2013
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This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) (Paperback)
Great buy awesome service. I am in love with this book so much. Great for kids, though I myself bought it for me, Guess I am a big kid and I love the illustrations , highly recommend it, as it teaches a child to be themselves in a funny and creative way. Great buy x
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME BOOK!, 1 Sep 1999
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This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Hardcover)
I can't say enough about this wonderful story!! It tells a wonderful story about a situation that children are put into all too often!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 year old daughter loves this book, 17 Mar 2012
This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) (Paperback)
It is creative.
I like the little lady that helpt cure camila.
I like the colours that camila had.
I think it is funny that Camilla never ate what she wanted.
I like Camilla's hair colour.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A young girl learns about being herself, 25 Sep 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Hardcover)
This book was the best book that Mr. Palaio has read to us in along time. Everyone loved how she turned into different things. We especially loved her turning into a flag. Everyone should read this book. Mr. Palaio's First Group at Perry Primary
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't make fun of people., 30 Jan 1999
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This review is from: A Bad Case of Stripes (Hardcover)
The little girl in this story was made fun of because she looked different from every one els.When a noun was said she would turn into that thing or noun.She had to stay home from school on the first day because of this.
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