When I’m Six I’ll Fix Anthony
In Judith Viorsts childrens book, Ill Fix Anthony, the younger brother complains about the way his older brother Anthony treats him:
“My brother Anthony can read books now, but he wont read any books to me. He plays checkers with Bruce from his school. But when I want to play he says, “Go away or Ill clobber you.” I let him wear my Snoopy sweatshirt, but he never lets me borrow his sword. Mother says deep down in his heart Anthony loves me. Anthony says deep down in his heart he thinks stink. Mother says deep, deep down in his heart, where he doesnt even know it, Anthony loves me. Anthony says deep, deep down in his heart he still thinks I stink. When Im six Ill fix Anthony When Im six Ill float, but Anthony will sink to the bottom. Ill dive off the board, but Anthony will change his mind. Ill breathe in and out when I should, but Anthony will only go glug, glug
When Im six my teeth will fall out, and Ill put them under the bed, and the tooth fairy will take them away and leave dimes. Anthonys teeth wont fall out. Hell wiggle and wiggle them, but they wont fall out. I might sell him one of my teeth, but I might not Anthony is chasing me out of the playroom. He says I stink. He says he is going to clobber me. I have to run now, but I wont have to run when Im six.
When Im six, Ill fix Anthony.