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If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't! - by Elise Parsley (School And Library)

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About the Book

"Magnolia returns to explain the many downsides to bringing a circus to a local library"--

Book Synopsis

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 do--this 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!

Review Quotes

Praise for If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't!
"Good fun to read aloud."
--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! "Magnolia's voice is wonderfully childlike... but her facial expressions top all, perfectly capturing both her exuberance and her mood swings."--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! A New York Times Bestseller
"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

"[It] revels in the rampage of the id-here in the form of a formidable and toothy crocodilian. Elise Parsley's jaunty second-person narration is matched by comically expressive and detailed digital artwork that seems to shout from the page."--Wall Street Journal

"Bright illustrations and plenty of laugh-out-loud humor."--Brightly

"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

"Spunky little Magnolia continues to push rules to the limit and offer not-so-useful, but always entertaining, advice in her latest outing....Magnolia has to get creative when her human cannonball trick hits a snag....Though the ultimate conclusion is that circuses aren't library-appropriate, the story offers a fun way to address proper library behavior without ignoring the joy books can bring."


"This enjoyable romp through the library with Magnolia will engage young readers and keep them looking forward to her next adventure."--School Library Journal

"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

About The Author

Elise Parsley has written and illustrated the New York Times bestseller If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON'T! and three other stories about Magnolia, as well as Neck & Neck. She also illustrated The Magic Word by Mac Barnett. Elise and her family live in South Dakota, and she invites you to visit her website at
Dimensions (Overall): 12 Inches (H) x 9.4 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Circus
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Format: Library
Author: Elise Parsley
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2017
TCIN: 51765471
UPC: 9780316376617
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-6718
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 9 inches length x 0.3 inches width x 11.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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