Praise for If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!:
A 2018-2019 California Young Reader Medal Nominee
"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's jaunty second-person narration is matched by comically expressive...artwork that seems to shout from the page."—Wall Street Journal
"Children are likely to get a kick out of Magnolia's not-quite-contrite tone and the colorful chaos her giant pet creates."—New York Times
"This is an engaging debut picture book [that] will appeal to a wide age range. Here's hoping for more adventures with Magnolia!"—School Library Journal
"Vibrant, imaginative, and spot-on funny."—Boing Boing