The third book in the bestselling MAGNOLIA SAYS DON'T! series, which started with If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!, is another loud and cautionary tale of what not to dothis time, at the library!
If you see a poster that says "You Can Do Anything at the Library!", it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn't see any problem with setting up her own big top. She's got a lot of gusto and one mean human cannonball routine. So what if her greatest show on Earth won't fit between the bookshelves? Elise Parsley's boldly expressive illustrations perfectly complement this mostly-librarian-approved guide on how to be everything BUT quiet in the library!
About the Author
Elise Parsley wrote and illustrated the bestselling If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!, which was her debut picture book. She has also written and illustrated If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't!; If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't!; Neck & Neck; and illustrated The Magic Word by Mac Barnett. She lives in South Dakota with her husband. She invites you to visit her online at eliseparsley.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Magnolia has noticed that sign at her local library proclaiming that “You can do anything at the library.” She takes that as an invitation to put on a circus for the kids in the library. Of course, they all need to be quiet – this is a library after all. But really, what could possibly go wrong? This is another delightfully silly picture book as Magnolia shows us just why the library and the circus shouldn’t mix. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the story, and the pictures by Elisa Parsley add to the fun. The climax is definitely the best part of the book. Even though Magnolia is the one causing the problems, the book is narrated in second person, which actually works to add to the fun here.