Kiya Watt and Fat Cat team up for Telethon

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Kiya Watt and Fat Cat with the Fat Cat's WA Adventures book which features her artwork.
Camera IconKiya Watt and Fat Cat with the Fat Cat's WA Adventures book which features her artwork. Credit: The West Australian

Albany-based Noongar artist Kiya Watt will appear as a character in the new Fat Cat colouring and activity books produced by Telethon.

Containing puzzles, facts and other fun activities, the books are aimed at children aged three to 10 and takes readers on a journey across WA.

Fat Cat will visit iconic destinations such as the Pinnacles, Ningaloo and Busselton.

All proceeds from the sale of the two books will go towards the Telethon Institute.

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When her 10-year-old twin boys were born, Ms Watt said she stayed in the Ronald McDonald house frequently for in their first few years of live.

Ms Watt said she knew the important role Telethon placed in helping families doing it tough.

She said it was great to be able to give back providing her illustrating services free of charge.

‘I always watched Telethon growing up. I feel great to have been involved,” she said.

Ms Watt is becoming a prompt Indigenous artist in WA after has already designed a new doll for Play School and has been involved with fashion week.

This is a Telethon project supported by RAC Parks & Resorts and Puma Energy.

The books will go on sale to the public on Saturday at selected Puma Energy and RAC locations, for $6 each (or $3 each with coupons from The Weekend West or The Sunday Times).

Visit thewest.com.au/fatcatbooks for further information and a list of retail partners.

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