Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A Bad Case of Stripes
David Shannon's A Bad Case of Stripes is such an entertaining book to illustrate to students how important it is to be yourself. We met Camilla Cream who LOVES lima beans but is afraid that others will make fun of her for it. She hides this part of herself and as a result far worse things begin to happen to her. The pages are filled with hilarious illustrations of her transformation that keep students hooked while reinforcing an important theme.
After we read and discussed the story, students water-colored what they thought might happen to them if they didn't show others who they really are. I printed out their faces, ahead of time, onto thicker construction paper in black & white so they could add the details they wanted to their skin with paint.