Author(s): Leigh Hobbs
Leigh Hobbs is the 2016-2017 Australian Children's Laureate...Mr Chicken can't wait another minute, so he finishes his breakfast, collects his camera and flies to London. He wants to see everything...Join Mr Chicken and let him show you his favourite city in all the world.
Short-listed for ABIA Awards 2015 (Australia) and Younger Children 2015 (Australia).
Leigh Hobbs works across a wide range of artistic mediums, but is best known for his children's books featuring Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, the Freaks of 4F, Mr Badger and Mr Chicken. Old Tom is also a popular TV series, and Leigh has won every major Australian children's choice award. Mr Chicken Goes to Paris was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, is a bestseller at Paris's Louvre Bookshop, was adapted for the stage by NIDA, and was shortlisted WC for the CBCA Awards - as were Horrible Harriet and Old Tom's Holiday. Since childhood, Leigh's had a passion for art, architecture, classical music, English history and London, a place he finds endlessly fascinating and visits regularly...Leigh is Australia's Children's Laureate for 2016 and 2017.