Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween 2009: A Bad Case of Stripes, David Shannon

Has anyone out there read "A Bad Case of Stripes" by illustrator David Shannon? It's about a little girl named Camilla Cream who wants to fit in with her friends so badly that she decides to deny herself her favorite food, lima beans (because nobody likes LIMAS!?!) to be more acceptable. What happens next? She wakes up with THE STRIPES!

Rosie's class was reading this adorably illustrated book a couple weeks ago and everyone couldn't help noticing how much she looked like Camilla. Her teacher even started calling her Camilla in class and told us that Rosie had "celebrity status." On top of all that one of the very few vegetables that super-picky Rosie eats is lima beans.

For Halloween, Rosie told me that she wanted to be some sort of princess, but I sort of blew that off and told her I'd make her a Camilla Cream costume. Last night, I made her a pink ribbon hair clip, cut the legs off of her 2nd pair of striped tights and sewed them onto a sleeveless white tank, and all that's left to do for Halloween is the face paint!!

I love this costume. Here's hoping that Rosie realizes just how much more awesome it is than any old boring princess.


  1. Rosie loves that book. We took it out from the library about 3 times before this school year even started.

  2. wow, she really does look a LOT like camilla!!!!

  3. That's right, crush your child's dream of being a princess and replace it with one of your own - ha ha. It really is an awesome idea!!


I appreciate the time you've spent reading my post and would love to read your comments!

Who links to me?

blogger templates | Make Money Online