The Boy and the Toy (Sonya Hartnett / Lucia Masciullo)Those familiar with children's literature will be familiar with the name Sonya Hartnett. With an impressive list of titles to her name, there is no doubt that Hartnett is an author of quality children's literature, and The Boy and the Toy is no exception.
Once there was a boy whose father was a great inventor. He had to go on many important trips, and so he invented the best toy in the world to keep his son company whilst he was away. The boy and his toy passed the days having lots of fun together, but when the boy started to look for new things to keep him occupied, the toy has other plans...
A fabulous tale about "real" friendship, that includes warm and beautifully detailed pictures of the boy and his toy, I found myself thinking on the message of this book long after I finished reading it.
Highly recommended as a bedtime read for those aged 4-6.