Author Stories Podcast Episode 689 | Christina Geist Interview

My guest for today’s show is Christina Geist, author of Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go To School.

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!

When she’s not dreaming up stories, Christina Geist runs two companies: True Geist, a brand strategy and design firm, and Boombox Gifts, an online boutique for personalized memory boxes. Christina lives in New York with her husband, Sunday TODAY and Morning Joe Host Willie Geist, and their children, Lucie and George. Her first picture book, Buddy’s Bedtime Battery, reached #1 on Amazon children’s in its first week of publication. Her second release, Sorry Grownups, You Can’t Go To School! will be releasing in the Summer of 2019. Contact Christina via

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