Sophie and the New Baby

“Soon you’ll have a real live person to play with. We’re going to have a new baby.” Sophie likes this idea, but the baby takes so long to arrive that she sometimes forgets all about it. When her new brother is finally born, he’s quite a disappointment. He can’t play with Sophie, and he needs Sophie’s mom and dad all the time. Worst of all, Mom and Dad seem to like him a lot. One day, Sophie shouts at the sky, “I don’t want that baby anymore!” Ages 3 and up.

© 1995 aurence Anholt and Catherine Anholt
Audience: Children