Sorry, Grown-Ups, You CAN'T Go To School, by Christina Geist (author), Tim Bowers (illustrator)
This fun role-reversal picture book will help reluctant students see the appeal of school!
It's just another school morning...until Mom, Dad, Grandma, and even Bow-wow the dog BEG the kids to let them come to school, too! Dad can tie his own shoes--why can't he come? Mom is all ready with her brand-new backpack--she's allowed, right? No! Only kids and teachers!
Christina Geist's warm, interactive story is the perfect tool for parents of kids who are reluctant or nervous about going to school. The fun refrain--"Sorry, grown-ups! You can't go to school! Only kids and teachers! Only kids and teachers!"--brilliantly paints school as something exclusive and desirable...which kids can access! Tim Bowers's lively illustrations enhance the fun and heighten the hilarity. This is sure to be a back-to-school classic in many families and classrooms!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR:
CHRISTINA GEIST is the author of Buddy's Bedtime Battery. A former television producer and writer, she worked as a marketing director for clients such as AT&T, Bayer Aspirin, International Paper, and Johnson & Johnson. Christina is now principal and strategy director of True Geist, a brand consulting firm she founded. She lives in New York with her husband, Willie Geist, and their two children, Lucie and George.
TIM BOWERS was born in Troy, Ohio, where he began drawing at an early age. His career in illustration grew from his childhood interest in art and an active imagination. Even then, his artwork reflected an ability to tell stories using humorous characters. Tim has illustrated over thirty-five children's books, including the New York Times bestseller Dream Big, Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi and Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka. Tim and his wife live in central Ohio. They are the parents of four grown children and are proud grandparents.