Author(s): Leigh Hobbs
Angela Throgmorton adores Old Tom, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. When she gives him The Big Book of Beauty the results are astonishing. But will it go to Old Tom's head? Old Tom, star of six previous books and with his own TV series, is one of Leigh Hobbs' most loved characters.
'Few illustrators can capture with such precision the emotions and personality of a character, allowing the artwork to say much more than the brief, wry text.' - Sonya Hartnett, Australian Book Review.
Leigh Hobbs is best known for his children's books featuring his characters Old Tom, Fiona the Pig, Horrible Harriet, Mr Chicken and Mr Badger, as well as the Freaks and their teachers in 4F for Freaks and Freaks Ahoy.