A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

Written and illustrated by David Shannon


Camilla loves lima beans. However, she fears the judgement of her peers, so she does not eat them. When she tries to fit in with the other students at school, rainbow stripes pop up on her body. Throughout the story, her appearance changes based on her surroundings and even on suggestions shouted out by her peers. When the cure is finally discovered, it will surprise everyone!


This book would be great for the beginning of the school year with first grade to third grade to open a discussion about diversity and self-image.