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?

Praise

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."
Publishers Weekly
"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."
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