Archived Travelling Exhibition

The Boy And The Toy

Author/Illustrator: Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

Suitable: Year 3 to Year 7


One day a man invented the best toy in the world. He gave the toy to his son who thought it was just marvelous. This toy could do anything. As time passed, the boy started to have doubts about the toy. Something was not quite right with it. Was it really the greatest toy in the world? Lucia Masciullo’s whimsical illustrations, together with Sonya Hartnett’s intriguing story about the true nature of friendship, will captivate and challenge your students.

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum:

Literature Strand (in particular Responding to Literature); Language, Literacy; Design and Technology; Visual Arts; Critical and Creative Thinking; Personal and Social Capability.