A Bad Case of Stripes
This darkly funny fable uses unforgettably vivid art to reveal a girl's strange transformations as she learns to be happy with who she is.
"Shannon''s story is a good poke in the eye of conformity...and his empathetic, vivid artwork keeps perfect pace with the tale." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Camilla Cream is very worried about what other people think about her, but at the very moment she most wants to fit in, she becomes completely covered in colourful stripes! Worse yet, she seems to change colours to match whatever is happening around her. When the class says the Pledge of Allegiance, she turns red, white, and blue! Instead of blending in, she's standing out.
Specialists are called but the situation goes from bad to worse. Isn't there anyone who can help Camilla remember what it means to be herself?
Sure to invite discussion, this is an engaging book that imaginatively explores the risks of trying to be like everyone else.