A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is about a little girl named Camilla Cream. She is totally normal but worries too much about what other people think. She loves lima beans but refuses to eat them because she doesn't want to get made fun of. When she is getting ready for the first day of school, she breaks out in a case of stripes. These stripes evolve with her surroundings. During the Pledge of Allegiance she breaks out in stars and stripes. Doctors try to help, but nothings works. Finally, an old lady comes over with lima beans. Camilla eats them and is cursed. She continues to eat them with no care about what other people think. I would definitely use this in my classroom to teach acceptance. I could also use this book in a lesson to prevent bullying. This book is a 3.8 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system.