Artist and author Leigh Hobbs is best known here and in the UK for the children’s books he has written and illustrated featuring his characters, Old Tom, Fiona the Pig, Horrible Harriet, Mr Badger , the Freaks in 4F and Mr Chicken.
Old Tom was adapted into an animated TV series and Horrible Harriet appeared on stage this year at the Sydney Opera House.
Mr Chicken Goes to Paris was shortlisted for the Prime Ministers Literary awards and is a popular title in the Louvre Museum Bookshop in Paris.
Leigh is the current Australian Children’s Laureate..
To hear Leigh talk with ABC’s Richard Fidler click here.
Photo credit: Robert Littlewood