Horrible Harriet is one in a million. And maybe that's one too many. Horrible Harriet lives in a nest in the roof of the school. All the other children are scared of her. But when Athol Egghead arrives in a hot-air balloon, she finds her first friend. Shortlisted in the picture book category of the 2002 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, this wonderfully entertaining picture book is w available in paperback. Leigh Hobbs is the Australian Children's Laureate 2016-2017.
Leigh Hobbs is an artist, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, children's book illustrator and author. He is also an experienced teacher and lecturer at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Leigh's two larger-than-life Luna Park sculptures are now housed at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum. Leigh's ceramic Flinders Street Station teapot is in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria and many of his cartoons have appeared in the Age newspaper and various other publications. Leigh has illustrated many books but is probably best known for the Old Tom series of books which is now also a successful animated TV series. Horrible Harriet, published by Allen + Unwin in 2004, was shortlisted for the CBC awards and was the winner of the 2003 YABBA Award. Fiona the Pig has recently been published by Penguin Books and Hooray for Horrible Harriet was published in 2005. His latest book is 4F for Freaks. Leigh is Australia's Children's Laureate for 2016 and 2017.
Shortlisted for YABBA Award for Picture Storybooks 2004 and KOALA (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards): Picture Book 2004 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2002.
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