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If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! (2015)

by Elise Parsley

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This book is about a girl that brings her alligator to school and he causes all kinds of trouble. The kids will laugh at the silly illustrations and imaginative ideas expressed. I really like the picture of the alligator chewing bubble gum and making a big mess in the classroom. ( )
  kmann63 | Jul 25, 2017 |
This was a fun and silly book for kids. I shared it with my students on the first day of school for fun. The illustrations were packed with detail and the characters feelings and mood throughout were portrayed in the words and pictures. The author used different sized fonts, bold words, and different types of word art that made each page pop.

The little girl brings an alligator to school with her. She thinks it will be a great idea until the alligator starts causing some problems. He gets Magnolia in trouble with her teacher, tries to eat her classmates, and eats her entire lunch. She realizes that it is not such a great idea to bring an alligator to school. ( )
  Kelleighk1 | Sep 16, 2016 |
Lovely debut PB by author/illustrator Elise Parsley. Made me giggle. ( )
  kimpiddington | Aug 29, 2016 |
This humorous book will entertain primary readers. The book is told through both words and comical illustrations. Magnolia learns that it is mistake to bring an alligator for show-and-tell. This fun book is sure to be a popular read aloud. ( )
  nrandles | Aug 2, 2016 |
This is one hilarious book that me and my kids surely love. The illustrations are so magnificently done that it paves way to explore the imaginative creativity of the kids. As well as the moral lessons at the end of the story is superbly sticking to my kids mind. MY kids read it over and over and my toddler just love the big and green alligator on the story. Indeed Parley did a great job on this kid storybook. ( )
  Maddison18 | May 28, 2016 |
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If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she means a hollow stick, or a bird's nest, or some sparkly rocks.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316376574, Hardcover)

This unforgettable introduction to a charismatic kid heroine also marks the dazzling debut of an extraordinary new artistic talent!

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?

(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:34:37 -0400)

A child provides insights, based on personal experience, into everything that can go wrong if one brings an alligator to school for show-and-tell.

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