Mr Chicken Goes to Paris
'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. 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.
"Joyously colourful, brilliantly observed, hilariously wry, [this] is Leigh Hobbs' masterpiece." Sonya Hartnett, author, "The Midnight Zoo""
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 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.