Go Home, Mrs. Beekman!

Currently out of print. You can order a signed, personalized copy by contacting me directly.

Illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington

Published July 3, 2008 by Dutton Juvenile

ISBN-10: 0525469338 (ISBN-13: 9780525469339)

Emily Beekman has a problem. School is starting and she doesn’t want to go. Nothing changes her mind until Mom promises to go with her—every day. Emily discovers right away that school is really fun—there’s an art table, a big jungle gym, and a friendly person named Teacher Sue. Emily is quickly ready to say goodbye to Mom.

But Mrs. Beekman tries some pretty silly ways to stay at school, no matter how many times Teacher Sue says “Go home, Mrs. Beekman!”

A reassuring comic antidote for any kid—or parent!— who has ever had to overcome separation anxiety.

Find this book on Goodreads


A hilarious reversal of the starting school panic

…the feel of kindergarten, the love between Emily and her mother, and a child’s first steps toward independence
(School Library Journal)

A perfect gift to give a parent who has a child going into grade K
(Teaching Heart)

This book handles a sensitive subject with great sensitivity and kindess, and celebrates the ability of children to adapt well to new situations…a sleeper gem.”
(Planet Esme)