Celebrating 25 years of Leigh Hobbs' mischievous and beloved character.
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.