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If You Ever Want To Bring An Alligator To School, Don't!

byElise Parsley

Picture Books | July 7, 2015

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The first hilarious story in theNew York Timesbestselling Magnolia Says DON'T! series about a charismatic kid who's got a terrific knack for terrible ideas!

Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she doesnotwant you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who's determined to have the best show-and-tell of all--until her reptilian rapscallion starts getting her into some major trouble. Now it's up to Magnolia to find a way to send this troublemaker home--but what couldpossiblyscare an alligator away?
Elise Parsley wrote and illustrated the bestsellingIf You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!, which was her debut picture book. She has also written and illustratedIf You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't!; If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't!;Neck & neck; and illustratedThe Magic Wordby...
Title:If You Ever Want To Bring An Alligator To School, Don't!Format:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:40 pages, 12.25 × 9.5 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:12.25 × 9.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 7, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316376574

ISBN - 13:9780316376570

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny Family Read This book was really funny to read! I think it is a great read for any family.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of giggles Oh how we laughed at this book. Enjoyable silliness. Lots of fun pictures. We loved it and have read it over and over again.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will have your kids shouting with laughter I honestly can't say who enjoyed this book more - my children, or me! From the moment this book arrived at our house, the children were drawn to the action-packed cover and were clamouring to read it. Soon, they were literally shouting with laughter, and there would have been utter mutiny if I'd dared stop in the middle of the story. Why, you may ask? Let's just say that the combination of the clever (and irreverent) text with the utterly hilarious pictures not only grabbed hold of their attention but set them off into fits of giggles. Every child who reads this book will be able to find themselves somewhere in the midst of the pages, as they imagine themselves in school in Magnolia's shoes (what child HASN'T had some fear and trembling about being called out for doing something in class, and perhaps getting their NAME ON THE BOARD?) And one of the best parts of reading this book with children is that they pick up on things I might otherwise have missed, finding little additions in the drawings that add a whole new level of hilarity to the experience. As a parent, I love that the story sparks in their imagination just exactly what it would be like to walk into school with an alligator (and in fact, after I finished reading the book they proceeded to act out that very thing!). And I'm also happy to find a story that both I and the children can truly enjoy together. With a highly entertaining storyline and fabulous illustrations that will at a minimum leave your children smiling, "If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON'T!" is an absolute winner in our household. When I asked my children what sort of rating I should award this book, it was simply unanimous. A 5 out of 5 stars was a must. Well, who am I to argue with their literary expertise? 5 out of 5 stars it is! Book been provided courtesy of the publisher (LB Kids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group) for the purposes of this unbiased review.
Date published: 2015-09-02

Editorial Reviews

"Vibrant, imaginative, and spot-on funny."-Boing Boing