Summary: Today, I read A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, the famous author of the “No, David” books, to PinkNinja. This is about a girl who loves lima beans but she never ate them because her friends thought that it was weird of her to like them. So, she develops a mysterious disease which makes her skin turn different patterns like stripes, dots etc. Her parents call the doctors but even the experts can’t figure out what’s happening to her. All the news reporters find out and there is a crowd outside her ouse waiting for her to come out. Finally a mysterious lady, sweet as a strawberry, offers a cure for her illness.
My opinion: This book teaches an important lesson. And that is, never stop doing what you love even if the other people around you think its weird or different. In this story, the girl stopped eating lima beans for fear of being made fun of by her friends, and developed a case of stripes! She only got cured when she ate her favorite food.