Leigh Hobbs is a popular author and illustrator of comedic children's books, including Old Tom (1994), Horrible Harriet (2001), Fiona the Pig (2004), and Mr. Badger and the Big Surprise (2010). He is also a well-known painter, printmaker, and ceramics artist.
Hobbs was born on April 18, 1953 in Australia. He is an Aries, and his work is often characterized by its humor and creativity. Hobbs continues to produce new work, and his books are enjoyed by children and adults alike.