From the creator of Old Tom, Horrible Harriet and Fiona the Pig comes the unforgettable and riotous Mr Chicken! What's in store for Mr Chicken in the City of Love, and how will the Parisians react?
'The world's most beautiful city meets the world's most startling chicken...Not since Quasimodo has Paris been host to a monster of such charm. In typical exuberant style, Hobbs takes us abroad with the gentlemanly Mr Chicken, who tours the magnifique sights of Paris unaware that his enormous top-hatted self is the most astonishing spectacle of all. Joyously colourful, brilliantly observed, hilariously wry, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris is Leigh Hobbs' masterpiece.' Sonya Hartnett
'There is no end to the delights of this masterpiece.' Maurice Saxby
Mr Chicken has taken up his friend Yvette's invitation to visit Paris. As they journey together through the City of Love, Mr Chicken is overcome by the magic of all the city has to offer - and the inhabitants of this most stylish city don't quite know what to make of him. Mr Chicken is yet another unforgettable and riotous character from Leigh Hobbs who will delight children of all ages.
Winner, picture storybooks category, Canberra's Own Outstanding List (COOL) Awards: The Children's Choice Awards in the ACT, 2011
Winner, picture books category, KOALA (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards) Children's Choice Book Awards, 2011
Winner, picture storybooks category, Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Awards, 2011
Shortlisted, Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Children's Fiction, 2010
Shortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year for Younger Children, 2010
Shortlisted, Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award, 2010
Shortlisted, Young Australians' Best Book Award (YABBA), Fiction for Young Readers, 2010
Finalist, CJ Picture Book Awards International Competition, Korea, 2009
Leigh Hobbs has travelled for much of his adult life - and the times he has spent in Paris have been among his happiest. A lover of history and architecture, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris shows his delight in the city that has brought him so much joy.
Leigh is also the creator of Mr Badger, Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig and Class 4F (who feature in 4F for Freaks and Freaks Ahoy). His distinctive style has attracted critical acclaim in Australia and internationally and he is a firm favourite with children aged 4-6.
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