If You Ever Want to Bring An Alligator to School, Don't!

If You Ever Want to Bring An Alligator to School, Don't!

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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.
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316376570
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
LPL_NathanB Aug 20, 2016

About the danger of misinterpreting your teacher's suggestions for show and tell, this book explores all the ways that bringing an alligator to school can get you in trouble!

SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

A review of this book can be found in the "Summary" section. The review was published in the Stratford Gazette in September 2015.

Jun 04, 2016

Just a so-so kind of book

EmilyS13 Jul 28, 2015

Just delightful!


Add a Summary
SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

Now, listen up! There’s something you need to know. It’s about something that you should NEVER, ever take to school. No, it isn’t your lunch or your homework. It’s an alligator. Alligators are nothing but trouble in a classroom! Trust me … I know all about it. Here’s my story….
The day I brought an alligator for Nature Show-and-Tell, I just wanted to show something truly impressive. Who really wants to see another bird’s nest or another hollow stick? I don’t!
But my alligator wouldn’t behave at school. It made too much noise. It drew funny pictures on the blackboard and made everyone laugh (except the teacher). It threw paper airplanes (one got caught in the teacher’s hair), stuck its chewed gum everywhere, made gluey messes and ate my lunch.
It even laughed at my teacher’s hair-do. She wasn’t impressed.
My alligator disrupted the class all day. At the end of it, I had to go to the principal’s office! My alligator got to go home.
So take my advice and DO NOT bring your pet alligator to school!
(However … there are some other pets you could try bringing instead. For example, do you have a dinosaur or a buffalo?)
This hilarious school story, with its expressive illustrations, is author/artist Elise Parsley’s first picture book.
** Recommended for ages 3 to 7 years.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GSPL

To Top