A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is a very colorful and fun book! This story is about a little girl who loves lima beans but then does not eat them because nobody else likes them. She then goes through a bunch of health problems and doctors don't know what is causing them. This story is one that children love because of all the different problems the girl has and also how bright and fun it is! This story teaches the important lesson that you do not need to conform to being like your friends, just be yourself and you will be happy! If I were to use this book in my classroom I could see myself doing a sequencing lesson/activity where they put what happens to her in order. I could also get them to write a paragraph about why being different is good!
Reading Level: K-2
Lexile Level: 540L