Wheeler Kids

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at The Wheeler Centre

David Astle: Wordburger

David Astle is a full-time word-nerd and riddle-wizard. A crossword compiler for the Age, a regular on RN’s Sunday Extra and the author of several books on words and puzzles, Astle is an anagram-scrambling, homophone-switching, spoonerism-generating machine.

 At this event for kids, David will whip up a storm of riddles, puzzles, quizzes and lateral-thinking games, all designed to start young minds whirring. He may even share some cryptic crossword-compiling tips, tricks and traps for young players.

Join David for a fun and challenging session that promises to get kids thinking, talking and laughing about language. Suitable for ages 8–13.



Portrait of David Astle

David Astle

David Astle is a full-time word nerd. You may know his loud shirts from SBS’s Letters and Numbers. Or his black-and-white boxes in Friday’s Age. He’s also the author of Wordburger (How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites), plus Riddledom, Puzzled and Cluetopia. His favourite word is ‘acrobat’.

Wheeler Kids

Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a series of events for the younger readers in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!


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