If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! written and illustrated by Elise Parsley (2015)
Great advice from a little girl who decides to bring an alligator for show and tell instead of a hollow stick, a bird’s nest, or some sparkly rocks. Because even though she promised (and crossed her heart) that he alligator would be good; he wasn’t. He makes her giggle in class, he makes paper airplanes, he even tried to get a bite out of one of her classmates. And, let me tell you bubble gum was NOT the answer! Of course, if you do decide to bring an alligator for show and tell, you’d better know how to get rid of him too!
How much fun is this!?! Of course you’re going to want to bring an alligator to school after reading this hilarious essay on why you shouldn’t. But trust me… it’s not a good idea.
Come to think of it, why don’t you make an alligator instead? Then you can control what and how much mischief he can get into.