After reading and discussing A Bad Case of Stripes, written and illustrated by David Shannon, we learned how to draw a self-portrait. I showed lots of different ways to make facial features and I always love to see how and why students choose what they do. Next, we painted over our face with stripes, just like Camilla got when she was not being her true self. Finally, the students cut out their self-portraits and glued them to a darker paper. They added more personal symbols, favorite lines, and beloved shapes to be as true to themselves as possible. Always a great reminder and a wonderful moral to a story!