Mar 18, 2020
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If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don’t! (Magnolia Says DON’T!, 4)

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The fourth book in the New York Times-bestselling Magnolia Says DON’T! series that 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…when you visit Santa.If your dad says you’re going to meet a bearded guy with a red suit and a bag full of treasures…he is not talking about meeting a pirate! But Magnolia has already invited the misbehaving swashbuckler to jump in line to meet Santa. So what if pirates are on the Naughty List? She’ll just teach this one to change his scurvy ways–no plundering or sword-fighting or plank-walking allowed! Plus, Santa is happy to hear everyone’s wish list. Right?It’s YO HO HO versus HO HO HO in this rowdy and raucous holiday guide on how not to meet Santa, from Elise Parsley, the bestselling creator of If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON’T!

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The fourth book in the New York Times-bestselling Magnolia Says DON’T! series that 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…when you visit Santa.If your dad says you’re going to meet a bearded guy with a red suit and a bag full of treasures…he is not talking about meeting a pirate! But Magnolia has already invited the misbehaving swashbuckler to jump in line to meet Santa. So what if pirates are on the Naughty List? She’ll just teach this one to change his scurvy ways–no plundering or sword-fighting or plank-walking allowed! Plus, Santa is happy to hear everyone’s wish list. Right?It’s YO HO HO versus HO HO HO in this rowdy and raucous holiday guide on how not to meet Santa, from Elise Parsley, the bestselling creator of If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON’T!

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From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2-Is it possible that more than one child would decide to bring a pirate to meet Santa? Magnolia warns readers what will happen, just in case. She and her family are in line to meet Santa, a “bearded guy with a red suit and a bag full of treasures.” Magnolia finds another guy fitting the description at the mall. He also sports a skull and crossbones bandana and happens to be taking coins from a fountain. She befriends the pirate and brings him along to meet Santa. The line is long and Magnolia soon learns that pirates don’t share, sing Christmas carols, wait patiently, or take nice pictures with Santa. When the pirate makes Santa walk the plank and then Santa and his elves leave, Magnolia realizes there is only one thing to do: put the pirate in time out until he changes his ways! Or better yet, just don’t bring a pirate to meet Santa. Digital cartoon illustrations show the chaotic aftermath of Magnolia’s bad choice. VERDICT You don’t need to be a pirate aficionado to enjoy this outrageously naughty addition to the holiday shelves.-Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GAα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review

Praise for If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don’t!:

“You don’t need to be a pirate aficionado to enjoy this outrageously naughty addition to the holiday shelves.”―School Library Journal

“A rollicking adventure.”―Kirkus

“An enthusiastic heroine buddies up with a pirate while waiting to see Santa…. Readers should appreciate that the pirate’s moment of redemption is quickly eclipsed by his undeniably naughty nature.”
Publishers Weekly

“Four-year-olds will enjoy seeing Elise Parsley’s Magnolia try to keep a pirate off the naughty list.”―The TODAY Show

“Pirates and Santa don’t mix-or do they? No, they definitely don’t, as Magnolia hilariously learns after she brings a pirate to meet another guy in a red suit.”―Parade

“You wouldn’t think that pirates and Christmas naturally go together… and they don’t, but in hilarious ways.”―Good Housekeeping

“Little ones will love this silly story and grown-ups will get the chance to practice their best pirate voices when reading the book aloud.”―The Deseret News

“Amusing.”―USA Today

Praise for If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t!:
“Good fun to read aloud.”
Kirkus Reviews

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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.

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The fourth book in the New York Times-bestselling Magnolia Says DON’T! series that 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…when you visit Santa.If your dad says you’re going to meet a bearded guy with a red suit and a bag full of treasures…he is not talking about meeting a pirate! But Magnolia has already invited the misbehaving swashbuckler to jump in line to meet Santa. So what if pirates are on the Naughty List? She’ll just teach this one to change his scurvy ways–no plundering or sword-fighting or plank-walking allowed! Plus, Santa is happy to hear everyone’s wish list. Right?It’s YO HO HO versus HO HO HO in this rowdy and raucous holiday guide on how not to meet Santa, from Elise Parsley, the bestselling creator of If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON’T!

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