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If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! (Magnolia Says Don't! #1) (Hardcover)

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Bugs? Gross! Sticks and stones? Boring! When Magnolia's teacher tells the class to bring something from nature to show-and-tell, she knows just what to bring - an alligator! But Magnolia soon finds out that bringing large swamp reptiles to school is not an easy job. Hilarious and heartwarming for kids an parents alike. With exciting illustrations, Parsley's debut children's book is not to be missed this summer! Who knows - maybe you'll even get a few ideas to be the coolest kid at show-and-tell...

— Cassidy


The first hilarious story in the New York Times bestselling 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 does not want 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 could possibly scare an alligator away?

About the Author

Elise Parsley wrote and illustrated the bestselling If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!, which was her debut picture book. She has also written and illustrated If 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 illustrated The Magic Word by Mac Barnett. She lives in South Dakota with her husband. She invites you to visit her online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316376570
ISBN-10: 0316376574
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 7th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Magnolia Says Don't!