Book Review | “Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go To School!”

by Christina Geist; illustrated by Tim Bowers

In a reverse of the back-to-school books featuring teachers reluctant to face the first day, this one spotlights some grown-ups who long to head back to the classroom. Buddy is back (Buddy’s Bedtime Battery, 2016), joined by his sister, Lady, and the two are getting ready for school, but first they have to dissuade some overeager adults.

Mom is thrilled with her new backpack; she’s wearing it to school, but: “You can’t go to school. / Only kids and teachers. / Only kids and teachers.” Dad’s got new high-tops. He hears the same refrain, as do Grandma, Grandpa, and their dog.

Then come the wheedling and whining… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).

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