A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

3rd Grade


This book is about a little girl named Camilla Cream and she will not eat lima beans even though she loves them! All of her classmates will not eat lima beans and in order to fit in she refuses them. Soon the pressures to fit in are too much and Camilla comes down with a terrible case of the stripes. I would use this book in my classroom to teach students how important it is to be themselves. There is pressure from peers in every grade level and this book would be a great use to tackle this topic or to bring this topic up in a class for discussion.