A Bad Case of Stripes is a book about how peer pressure can literally affect a person. Camilla is worried about what other people will think about her and won't eat lima beans, because nobody else likes them. Camilla comes down with a bad case of stripes and has no choice but to be different now. This is a wonderful book to use when talking about peer pressure. I think that grades 2-5 could benefit most from reading this book. It is also gives a good lesson on how we should be and love ourselves no matter what. Who cares if we're different than everyone else?