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A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon


Pre k - 2

A Bad Case of Stripes is about a little girl who is not like the rest of the students in her class.  She loves lima beans but does not eat them because the rest of her friends do not like them.  Camilla wants to blend in with the rest of the students, but she can't because she begins to change colors.  Camilla eventually realizes that she does not have to be like the rest of the kids in her class.  She only needs to be herself.   I would use this in my classroom to teach cause and effect.  Because Camilla wanted to fit in and did not eat her lima beans, she got sick and turned colors.  It could also be used to teach respect and acceptance of the differences of others.

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