Sophie is far from being the model little girl one would like her to be, unlike her friends Camille and Madeleine. She always insists on having her own way, often getting into trouble, to the despair of one and all. She cuts her mother’s fish into tiny pieces, she just misses burning herself wading through quicklime, she tortures her wax doll or cuts off her own eyelashes to look prettier! In a word, Sophie is constantly up to no good and has some naughty vices, such as gluttony, laziness or even dishonesty. But her mother is unbending and otherwise inclined. She wants her daughter to enjoy the essential of a good upbringing. She will not let her get away with anything, and poor Sophie will often have to live with the consequences of her bad behavior and learn her lesson. Which is not always very easy!