A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon has multiple lessons you can teach. The book starts out as a tale about Camilla Cream, a girl who loves lima beans, but she gets made fun of for eating the beans. Her friends tease her and she decides to stop eating the beans and the next morning she wakes up with rainbow colored skin. She goes to school and her friends tease her even more than before and she is sent home by the principal for being a distraction. In the end, a sweet little old lady finds her cure of lima beans and feeds them into her giant mouth. Camilla turns back into her normal self and never refuses lima beans again. With this story, you can do a cause and effect, external and internal traits, adjective, and even a lesson involving authenticity to yourself. This book is an AR level of 3.8.