If you see a poster that says "You Can Do Anything at the Library!", it
is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn't
see any problem with setting up her own big top. She's got a lot of
gusto and one mean human cannonball routine. So what if her greatest
show on Earth won't fit between bookshelves? Elise Parsley's boldly
expressive illustrations perfectly complement this mostly-librarian-approved guide on how to be everything BUT quiet in the library!
If you ever want to host a storytime...DO!
Praise for If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't!:
"Magnolia's voice is wonderfully childlike... but her facial expressions top all, perfectly capturing both her exuberance and her mood swings."
Praise for If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!:
A New York Times Bestseller
"Parsley's digitally created illustrations brim with energy and just-edgy-enough humor... and the well-chosen school-day details in both the artwork and text... deliver a steady stream of laughs."
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! and illustrated The Magic Word by Mac Barnett. She lives in South Dakota with her husband.