Anton and the Spoilsports

Anton and the Spoilsports

Ole Könnecke

No one wants to be a spoilsport, least of all Anton. But when the girls won’t let him join in their games he retaliates in his own way...
Anton comes along and asks quite innocently if anyone wants juice and biscuits, but the girls send him packing – they are terribly busy with the serious task of gardening. Anton offers to help, but the girls won’t let him because he hasn’t brought along the right tools. So he gets cross: »okay then I’m dead!« he says, throwing himself down on the grass and lying there motionless. But no one takes a blind bit of notice. When Anton half-opens his eyes to squint at them, they’re just carrying on with what they were doing. After a while, Lukas turns up. He picks up a spade and starts digging the most fabulous hole, but that just leads to more aggravation with the girls, who demand the spade back and won’t let him play with them either. So he lies down and plays dead as well. At that point, Nina falls out with Greta, and in the end all the children are lying on the ground playing possum with nobody speaking to anybody else. No one moves so much as a muscle, even when the rain starts trickling down on them. But what’s all this tickling... this itching... this crawling? HELP! ANTS! Move! Let’s get out of here, fast!
Then at long last it’s time for juice and biscuits for everyone!

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Denmark (Turbine); Sweden (Massolit); Netherlands (Gottmer); France (École des loisirs); Hungary (Pagony)

Anton and the Spoilsports

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