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Mr Chicken goes to the State Library: An hour with Leigh Hobbs
Draw Old Tom, Horrible Harriet and Mr Chicken, and be inspired to create your own unforgettable characters. Enjoy a meet and greet with Leigh as he personally signs your book after the workshop. Copies of Leigh’s books will be available for purchase in the State Library Theatre foyer.
Leigh has recently donated a significant collection of his artwork to the State Library of Western Australia, and these will be on display to view at the event.
Leigh Hobbs was the Australian Children’s Laureate, 2016-17. He is best known for his children's books featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet and Mr Chicken. Old Tom has been adapted into an extremely popular TV series and Mr Chicken goes to Paris was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Leigh has won every major children’s choice award in Australia.
Leigh's books are published by Allen & Unwin. This event is presented in partnership with Westbooks.