Now in paperback. Angela Throgmorton adores Old Tom, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. When she gives him The Big Book of Beauty the results are astonishing. But will it go to Old Tom's head? Old Tom, star of six previous books and with his own TV series, is one of Leigh Hobbs' most loved characters.
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
'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.
About Leigh Hobbs
Leigh Hobbs is an artist who works across a wide range of mediums. He is best known for his children's books featuring his characters Old Tom, Fiona the Pig, Horrible Harriet, Mr Chicken and Mr Badger, as well as the Freaks and their teachers in 4F for Freaks and Freaks Ahoy. Old Tom has been adapted into an extremely popular TV series. Leigh has three times been shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award (for Horrible Harriet, Old Tom's Holiday and Mr Chicken Goes to Paris) and his books have won every major children's choice award in Australia. As well as being shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris is a bestseller at the Louvre Bookshop in Paris and was recently adapted for the stage by the National Institute for Dramatic Arts.Leigh is Australia's Children's Laureate for 2016 and 2017.
Old Tom's Big Book of Beauty by Leigh Hobbs
Used - Very Good
Allen & Unwin
Short-listed for Early Childhood Australia 2007 (Australia)
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.