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Maggie's BookLikes Project

Lit Block BookLikes Project Spring 2016
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

This is another classic book that is basically essential for the classroom. The book talks about a little girl that just wants to fit in so she denies herself of her favorite food, lima beans. Through a series of events, she becomes very sick. The only way to cure herself, is if she is brave and does what makes her happy (eating lima beans) even if it is not the popular thing. This is a great book because it shows children that it is not important to always try to fit in, it is important to be yourself. I can see this book being read to any children in grades K-5th, where there is extreme pressure to fit in with other students. This book could be linked to activities that bolster self esteem in students.