One Boy and a Toy - Illustrated Children's Book - Story - Literacy - Fun - Reading

This is the full print PDF version of the book, One Boy and a Toy by Andrew Mark Pickin.

The resource is designed to show the typical layout of illustrated children’s books for children attempting to write and illustrate their own books for school projects.

Or simply use the PDF as part of a storytelling session.

Boy and Toy go everywhere together, and life is wonderful. But one day Toy disappears . . . There’s only one place Boy hasn’t looked . . . The TOYBOX. What will he find inside? Join Boy in this beautifully illustrated children’s picture book, and set off on an adventure through imaginative childhood landscapes. Each page is intricately depicted by the award-winning illustrator, Andrew Mark Pickin.

The PDF includes:
Front cover
Front patterned flyleaf pages
’This book belongs to’ page
Dedication and publication details page
Inner title page
23 illustrated story pages
About the author/illustrator page
End patterned flyleaf pages
Back cover

The book itself can be purchased from Amazon here:

or from the author/illustrator’s website here:

To make this PDF into an actual booklet simply print the front cover (page 1) on its own, then print the remainder of the PDF double-sided (the inner side of the front cover will be blank, imitating the actual edition and the majority of children’s books).

I do hope that you find this resource useful. It has been used numerous times in workshops with various schools, and the pupils have always found it hugely engaging and a great inspiration for their projects.


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Created: Sep 30, 2019

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