Bibliographical Information: Shannon, D. (1998). A Bad Case of Stripes. New York: Scholastic Press.
Brief Annotation: Camilla loves lima beans. The only problem, she doesn’t want others to tease her for liking them so she stops eating them. But once she stops, many transformations begin occurring and the kids in school make fun of her. Only one thing can cure her and this may include lima beans.
Grade Level: Kindergarten-4
Readers who will like this: This book is an awesome book that I believe any elementary student will love. It shows that people can like what they want and shouldn’t change that for anyone else to like them.
Rating/Response: 5 This book has great and vivid illustrations and a great message for all readers to learn from.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Is there anything in your life that you like but are afraid others might make fun of you for?
Reading Strategy: Free Choice
Rationale for Strategy: I chose this book as a lesson in differences between people. I think it is important to show children that it doesn’t matter what you like as long as you are happy.
Posted by: Brittany Billiet