If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't!

If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach Don t If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach she means with a boat or a Frisbee or a shovel She is NOT talking about the piano But Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea determination an

  • Title: If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't!
  • Author: Elise Parsley
  • ISBN: 9780316376594
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
  • If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach, she means with a boat, or a Frisbee, or a shovel She is NOT talking about the piano But Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea, determination, and one very heavy upright piano that, she insists, she needs to take with her What s the worst that can happen In a riotous series of mishaps, Magnolia quickly learns that If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach, she means with a boat, or a Frisbee, or a shovel She is NOT talking about the piano But Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea, determination, and one very heavy upright piano that, she insists, she needs to take with her What s the worst that can happen In a riotous series of mishaps, Magnolia quickly learns that not surprisingly a piano doesn t mix well with sand, sun, and seagulls

    One thought on “If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't!”

    1. Listen to what your mom says and don't bring your piano to the beach!But of course, you're not going to listen to your mom, are you? You'll definitely bring your piano to the beach, but the consequences are for you to deal with!What an imaginative tale!

    2. Ever thought about what mom really means when she says 'bring something to play with at the beach'? Well, now you need not wonder, as this story ponders just how useful it would be to bring a piano to PLAY at the beach. From how to get this weighty toy out of the house and to the sand, through to what to do when the gull divebomb you at lunch, and even how to wash a sullied piano in the water, there is no stone left unturned in this story. Children the world over can sleep a little better, knowi [...]

    3. Beaches and pianos don't go hand in hand. For those who don't know this, If You Ever Want to Bring series is a must read!

    4. I recently discovered this author and her series. They're very cute, imaginative tales. I'd put this one much in the same style as the famed "If you give a . . . " series. There's a cause and effect, the premise silly, and the results are often hilarious to read and look at. I connected to this silly title and story further with the personal story the author shares about playing piano herself and spending a lot of time with it as a passion of hers. I never played piano, nor do I have any musical [...]

    5. I totally relate to this narrator. I was always the child who found "creative" ways to play with my toys. If I had a piano, I probably would have attempted to take it with me :P This was such a fun and silly read.

    6. If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! is a real scream. Elise Parsley takes a silly concept and runs wild with it and it works beautifully. The artwork is hysterical and just pounds home the pain of bringing a piano to the beach. I just loved it.

    7. Magnolia is back, and this time, she’s decided to bring the piano on a family beach day. What could be better than that? Her mom is concerned that Magnolia will lose it, but that won’t be an issue. Or will it?While this book has the same wacky fun that Elise used in her first picture book, I didn’t have the same reaction to it. I just couldn’t buy the craziness, maybe because I’m so familiar with pianos. However, I think the target audience will love it. The picture are wonderful, and [...]

    8. Weirdly, her previous book about bringing an alligator to school was more believable, in a goofy way, than this story was. The artwork was gorgeous, but as a reader it felt like the author felt compelled to write a sequel, and was struggling with the story. For example, the piano is alternately heavy or light, depending on the sight gag involved. Some kids may notice that.I think it reads better if you take it as her imagining that she's brought the piano to the beach. If everything is just in t [...]

    9. I love this simply for the idea of bringing a piano to the beach. It makes me smile at the humor. And there is even a little bit of a lesson (not quite the word I want, but something close) at the end. Magnolia's teeth scare me a bit, but otherwise I enjoyed the illustrations. I think preschool will enjoy this one.1/17/17 Closer in B preschool theme. They loved it! Laughed at the title right off. Loved the pictures. Loved seeing what happened to the piano. Enjoyed fishing with me to try to get i [...]

    10. So bringing a piano to the beach is a bad idea it's hard to move, seagulls and sandwiches don't mix well with pianos and you might lose it.Why I started this book: Parlsey is a darling author! I love her books.Why I finished it: I can't decide who in my family will love this more the nieces and nephews taking piano lessons that live near a beach or my sister who teaches piano lessons.

    11. A richly imagined warning not to bring a piano to the beach. Text reads similarly to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie in that one decision leads to another and another and so on. Digital artwork is humrous and expressive; I REALLY loved the image of the seagulls descending on the little girl with the sandwich.Great seasonal fun for PreK-2.

    12. Don't bring a piano to the beach. You'll probably lose it. Absolute delightful absurdity. If you're in a bad mood, read this book. It's sure to put a smile on your face.

    13. Magnolia is a little girl that is going to the beach and is determine to take her piano despite her mom saying don't. She insists to take it anyway and many things happened to the piano until she sees it drifting away into the sea. Now what, Magnolia decides to use a fishing line to get her piano back, but instead she finds something else. This book has beautiful pictures.

    14. As a piano teacher, this funny tale about pianos in inappropriate places is close to my heart. I love how this author's imagination dreams up the best/worst case scenarios. One I will read to kids (and myself!) again and again.

    15. Elise Parsely's Magnolia books are basically a new wave "If You Gave a Mouse a Cookie" books. Despite that similar story telling set up, her illustrations are very fun. They're whimsical and silly and I really enjoy them!

    16. Delightful children's story with gorgeous illustrations! I miss reading books to my girls; they would have loved this one. 5 stars for quick bedtime story and even more so for the beautifully illustrated pages.

    17. Sheer silliness. A little girl is explaining why it's a bad idea to bring a piano to the beach. Great illustrations.

    18. This was hilarious! It's all tongue in cheek type humor and I don't know why I laughed as hard as I did reading it! This may be more for adults than kids, I'm not sure they'd get the humor

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