Leigh Hobbs

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Birthday
18, 1953
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1953 (age 66)
Birthplace
Australia

About

The author and illustrator of such popular, comedic children's books as Old Tom (1994), Horrible Harriet (2001), Fiona the Pig (2004), and Mr. Badger and the Big Surprise (2010), he is also notable for his work as a painter, printmaker, and ceramics artist.

Before Fame

After studying art at the Caulfield Institute of Technology, he worked as an amusement park artist at Luna Park in Sydney, Australia, and, later, as an art teacher.

Trivia

His Prime Minister's Award-nominated children's book, Mr. Chicken Goes to Paris, was made into a theatrical piece by Australia's National Institute Of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Family Life

He spent his youth in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.

Associated With

He is a contemporary of fellow Australian children's writer and illustrator Alison Lester.