Mr Chicken All Over Australia (Paperback)

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Mr Chicken All Over Australia (Paperback)


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This is book number 4 in the Mr Chicken series.

Australia is full of big things, and Mr Chicken wants to see them all. A triumph from the 2016-2017 Australian Children's Laureate.

Australia is big, but so is Mr Chicken. He can't wait to go everywhere, see everything and meet everyone.

Luckily, a helpful marsupial from Tourist Information helps Mr Chicken organize his hectic itinerary.

This book is dedicated to the many children, teachers and librarians Leigh Hobbs met as the 2016-2017 Australian Children's Laureate.

Collect all of Mr Chicken's adventures: Mr Chicken Goes to Paris, Mr Chicken Lands on London and Mr Chicken Arriva a Roma.
Leigh Hobbs works across a wide range of artistic mediums, but is best-known for his children's books featuring Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, the Freaks in 4F, Mr Badger and Mr Chicken. Old Tom was also a popular TV series, and Leigh has won every major Australian children's choice award. Mr Chicken Goes to Paris was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, is a bestseller at Paris's Louvre Bookshop, was adapted for the stage by NIDA, and was shortlisted for the CBCA Awards - as were Horrible Harriet and Old Tom's Holiday. Horrible Harriet appeared at the Sydney Opera House in 2017. In 2019, Leigh was one of five Australian Legends of Children's Literature featured by Australia Post on a stamp.

Since childhood, Leigh's had a passion for art, architecture, classical music, English history, and he loves London, Paris and Rome as much as his beloved character Mr Chicken. His time as the 2016-2017 Australian Children's Laureate meant travel to every corner of Australia, and Mr Chicken All Over Australia is a fitting celebration of all the places he's been and the people he's met.

For a glimpse into Leigh's studio and creative process - and some tips on how to draw his most famous characters - view his 'That's Me' mini-film series at
Product Details ISBN: 9781761066948
ISBN-10: 1761066943
Publisher: A & U Children
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Mr Chicken
'Mr Chicken All Over Australia is a triumph and certain to be as well-loved as other Mr Chicken escapades.' Kids Book Review

'Readers will get lots of laughs recognising places known in Australia...Leigh Hobbs' distinctive illustrative style will intrigue and delight all readers.' Fran Knight, ReadPlus

'This is vintage Mr Chicken - silly, enthusiastic, informative and highly entertaining.' The Canberra Times

'This book screams out to be the start of an exploration of this great country for young readers...The possibilities are endless. A must for any collection.' Barbara Braxton, Australian Teacher Librarian Network

"Mr. Chicken samples gelatos and pastas, sees famous ancient structures, and imagines himself a gladiator during a nap (while he's sleeping, tourists queue up to stick their hands in his mouth, à la the city's Mouth of Truth). . . . An irreverent tribute to the Italian capital." —Publishers Weekly on Mr Chicken Arriva a Roma
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