Lauren Child’s engaging and irreverent style has made her books bestsellers all over the world. Here she addresses an older sibling’s jealousy at a new arrival, gently guiding them to see the positive aspects of a younger sibling while acknowledging sometimes they may find it annoying or unfair.
Elmore is happy with his life as an only child, with his own room where he can line up his special things just the way he wants them. The arrival of a new small person changes everything – firstly it seems to Elmore that everyone likes the new small person more than they like him, then the new small person starts getting in his way and knowcking over his things. Elmore decides he would like the new small person to go back where it came from… until he realises maybe it’s not that bad to have a new small person around.