A Bad Case of the Stripes

Author/Illustrator: David Shannon
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
Genre: Fiction Picture Book
Audience: Gr. K-4

Overview: The story of a young girl who is too afraid to admit that she likes lima beans. One day she starts to turn different colors, and then she starts to turn into different objects. No doctors can figure out what is wrong with her until a little old lady finally gets her to admit that she likes lima beans.

Activity: Ask students to recall a time when they were embarrassed for doing the right thing or liking something that most people do not. Try to break down stereotypes among the students.

Reviewer’s Name: Emily Adams