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Review: If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

June 26, 2015


When Magnolia’s teacher tells her class to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, Magnolia decides to bring an alligator.  Her teacher says, “Alligators are trouble!” but Magnolia assures her this alligator will behave.  Mischief ensues and Magnolia gets blamed when the alligator is naughty.

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! written and illustrated by Elise Parsley is an adorable picture book that is sure to make little ones giggle with delight.  Many young readers, especially those with younger siblings will be able to relate when Magnolia’s angelic looking alligator is mischievous and gets her in trouble.  Parsley’s adorable illustrations are the perfect complement to this fun story!

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Hachette Books. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.


19 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2015 7:18 am

    Such a great book! You should read Dragons Love Tacos next 🙂

  2. June 26, 2015 7:30 am

    How cute! We just recently went to Gatorland in Orlando and my grandson loved all the alligators so I know he’d love this book!

  3. June 26, 2015 7:55 am

    So cute!

  4. June 26, 2015 8:58 am

    You find fun reads for kids!

  5. June 26, 2015 9:18 am

    Sounds very cute!

  6. June 26, 2015 10:02 am

    Ooh, I love this title. Definitely something I would like to share with my little one.

  7. June 26, 2015 11:16 am

    I wish I had an alligator.

  8. Patty permalink
    June 26, 2015 12:59 pm

    I love books like this for little kids!

  9. June 26, 2015 9:15 pm

    This one sounds adorable!

  10. June 26, 2015 9:17 pm

    I don’t think my last comment came through… This book sounds adorable!

  11. June 27, 2015 5:33 am

    Such a cute one 😀

  12. June 27, 2015 10:56 am

    This looks hilarious! I love the name Magnolia.

  13. June 28, 2015 2:37 am

    Aww this sound so cute!

  14. Diane permalink
    June 29, 2015 6:53 am

    Love the sound of this and the title.

  15. June 29, 2015 12:50 pm

    I love the cautionary tale nature of the title!

  16. Literary Feline permalink
    June 29, 2015 7:26 pm

    This sounds so cute! Haha

  17. July 1, 2015 1:32 pm

    Just put it on hold at the library! Bet Elle will get a kick out of this one.

  18. July 5, 2015 9:30 pm

    LOL! Gage had to take something for show and tell to Nature Camp last week and I sent him with bird stickers 🙂

  19. bookingmama permalink
    July 6, 2015 2:40 pm

    The illustrations are adorable!

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