Hello book lovers, your friend Sara here! I love how you are all pouring in your write ups on your favourite books.
After all, if a story is written for young readers, shouldn’t they get to share their review of it?
Today’s review by 9 year old Atreyo Bhattacharyya from Kolkata, is of a book that is relevant to all kids, for its context of peer pressure and identity.
Atreyo enjoys quizzing and playing violin. He is also good at painting, sketching, and participates actively in roller skating. He loves swimming and solving puzzles. He is a student of Word Munchers and goes to The Heritage School, Kolkata.
Title- A Bad Case Of Stripes
Author- David Shannon
The author David Shannon, has written a funny and unusual story. It is a fantasy, where a girl has a bad case of stripes. She was anxious about what others thought of her.
The main character of this story is Camilla Cream, whose skin kept changing according to other people’s thoughts. May be she used to think what others would think of her, even if it didn’t match with her own thoughts. She used to like lima beans but as others used to hate it, so she also used to say that she hated lima beans.
The other character is Dr.Bumble who first examined Camilla but he couldn’t find out what was wrong. Soon he called the specialists and the experts but they also were not able to find out what was wrong.
The interesting part of the story is when Camilla Cream tried 42 outfits on herself and her skin became colourful like a rainbow.
From this story, children can learn a lesson, that we should never copy what other’s say or do. We should accept ourselves the way we are without being influenced by other people’s opinions.
The whole story is interesting because it is a fantasy story and the readers keep getting anxious as it gets more and more complicated. The readers start thinking what could be the solution to this huge problem, but soon it came to an unpredictable end.
There is nothing to dislike in this story and it is interesting till the end. It is a highly recommended story for children as it ends with a good message.
On a scale of 5, I will give 5 star rating for this book.*
The book is recommended for ages 5-9.
*On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest