Chil­dren’s au­thor to share pas­sion

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

ARTIST and au­thor Leigh Hobbs will visit Wan­garatta next week.

Best known for his chil­dren’s books, in­clud­ing Old Tom, Mr Chicken, and Hor­ri­ble Har­riet, Mr Hobbs will be the cen­tre of a free sign­ing and meet and greet ses­sion at Book­tique in Reid Street on Mon­day from 4.30pm to 5pm, and will con­duct work­shops at Wan­garatta West Pri­mary School on Tues­day.

Michelle Delle Ver­gin from Book­tique said a host of Mr Hobbs’ books would be avail­able to buy on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

“But any­body who has their muchloved old copy of Old Tom is more than wel­come to bring it along to be signed,” she said.

Mr Hobbs’ visit will con­tinue the work he un­der­took as 2016-’17 Aus­tralian Chil­dren’s Lau­re­ate, when the theme of his term was “to cham­pion cre­ative op­por­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren, and to high­light the es­sen­tial role li­braries play in nur­tur­ing our cre­ative lives”.

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