In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.
This colorful book has become a modern classic, and for good reason! It has a great message about being yourself and fitting in, and it's delightfully and colorfully delivered. The story is an important and complicated one, but it's told in a way that lets even preschoolers relate.
A Bad Case of Stripes is a great example of a children's book that teaches an important lesson to children (and adults) in an understandable, approachable, and memorable way. If you or your young reader could use some encouragement to be true to yourselves, this book could be just the answer.
David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than 30 picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and four more David picture books. Shannon’s bestsellers include A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and Too Many Toys! His most recent book is Bizzy Mizz Lizzie. He lives in California with his family.
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