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Old Tom's Big Book of Beauty

Old Tom's Big Book of Beauty

by Leigh Hobbs

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/01/2013

  $15.99
LEIGH HOBBS: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2016-17

'Old Tom is a big, resounding 'yes' for children who live in a world of 'nos'. In all these hilarious adventures, Hobbs is right on the beating heart of what it is to be a child.' Meg Sorensen, Sydney Morning Herald

'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
ISBN:
9781743314142
9781743314142
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-01-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
275x225x8mm
Weight:
0.17kg
Leigh Hobbs

Leigh Hobbs is an artist and author, best known for the children's books featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, the Freaks of 4F, Mr Badger and Mr Chicken. Old Tom was also a popular TV series.

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and remains a bestseller at the Louvre Bookshop in Paris. Mr Chicken was adapted for the stage by NIDA and Horrible Harriet appeared at the Sydney Opera House in 2017.

In 2016/17, Leigh was Australian Children's Laureate - his detailed Laureate itinerary is on the endpapers of Mr Chicken All Over Australia. In 2019, Leigh was one of five Australian Legends featured by Australia Post on a stamp.

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