In A Bad Case of Stripes, a girl named Camilla loves lima beans, but does not want anyone at school to know. Her secret causes her to change into something that she is not, which leads her to stand out instead of blend in.. She ends up changing into whatever anyone around her says, even a pill. Camilla has to learn to accept herself before she can expect that of others. This is a great book to read during a lesson on character education. It would help students see that everyone has something unique about themselves that should be shared and not hidden. An activity that would grasps student’s attention is to have them become specialist who diagnose Camilla and share their findings and solutions with the class. The DRA level is 34-38.