A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

Even though Camilla loves lima beans, she pretends that she hates them so that she fits in with her friends, who all hate them. One day, Camilla wakes up covered in stripes. The condition worsens and she starts to become the things that she’s doing or eating, or even what people are saying to her! Camilla’s last hope of going back to normal was to eat lima beans. She was hesitant at first, but knew it was all she could do. After she eats them, she turns back to normal. Camilla learns a lesson about being yourself and not conforming to others’ opinions.



In the classroom, this book could be used for teaching lessons and morals about being yourself and accepting others as they are. Students can learn about how they should not be afraid to be themselves and have their own opinions, even if they are different.



  • Lexile Measure: AD540L