A Bad Case of Stripes

I just finished reading this book to Mia and Zoe and had to share since it’s one of our favorites right now.  We’ve read it many times. David Shannon is famous for his fabulous illustrations and capturing the world of children–and he doesn’t disappoint with A Bad Case of Stripes.

Camilla Cream loves lima beans but won’t eat them because she doesn’t want to be laughed at.  In fact she cares so much about what people think of her that she comes down with a bad case of stripes while not being able to choose an outfit for school.  Her skins becomes colored in stripes, then changes to fit whatever people tell her. It’s a good message about being yourself. While the girls are still young to fully understand the message, it’s never too early to introduce it to them.

Some other great books from David Shannon:

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