This is a wonderfully illustrated book of a little girl that is so concerned with everyone's opinion of her that she stops being herself.In the very beginning she goes through outfit after outfit to wear before her first day of school, stops eating her favorite food-lima beans because the kids tease her.Her adventure begins when she wakes up with colored stripes the next day and has to go to school like that! Better to have eaten the limas! When the kids in class discover that she turns red, white & blue during the Pledge of Allegiance they go nuts calling out shapes, sizes, colors that she automatically turns as they yell suggestions! It's an interesting study on human nature. It shows that you should always be yourself and not worry what ANYONE thinks of you whether you eat limas or dress in red polka dots! You can't be all things to everyone and if you try, you will be taken advantage of, as those kids did in class. They had no mercy on her condition.
Camilla found out that she can be herself whether the kids liked it or not!
HERE'S TO LIMA BEANS!