An image showing the Phonobet book cover on the left and the headshot of a blonde woman in a blue top on the right

As part of our Enlighten Festival program, join local children's author Kathy Weeden for a live reading of her picture book Phonobet.

You can see Kathy on Friday 1 March at 6pm.

This activity is suitable for children aged 3-10 years old, and parents and carers are more than welcome to join too.

This event a fantastic place to start your family’s night at Enlighten. Stay after the presentation to enjoy our community picnic, face painting, art and craft activities and giant games, or grab a bite to eat at our food stalls while the kids are entertained for free.

About Phonobet

Phonobet is a modern-day, Australian answer to Dr Seuss’s ABC. This very clever rhyming text takes an onomatopoeic romp through the 44 phonemes of Australian (and British) English, comparing sounds to trees, bees, trains, robots, monkeys, pirates and more.

About Kathy Weeden

Kathy Weeden is a Canberra-based children’s writer, language nerd and teacher with a passion for sound and story. She spent the first 10 years of her life among the mountains, castles and lakes of northern Italy, before moving to Sydney, which has no castles but bigger back yards. Growing up, she always loved singing, writing poems and generally playing with her voice. Her first picture book, Phonobet, was born out a of a desire to help children explore their voices too. When not writing or teaching, Kathy enjoys reading, learning languages, running, and staying away from swooping magpies. Kathy lives in Canberra with her husband and three rambunctious children.

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