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My Brain is my Best Friend

By Dr Melissa Formica and Dr Roy Hardman - Illustrated by Kimberley Coffey - ISBN: 9781922594884

RRP: $22.95

My Brain is my Best Friend
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Author Bio

Dr Melissa Formica
Melissa completed an Honours degree in Psychology followed by a PhD with an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship at Deakin University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Professional Psychology and is a registered Psychologist. 
Melissa has published several articles relating to the effects of lifestyle factors on cognitive function and has also co-published a a book chapter on the ‘Mediterranean Diet and Cognition’. Melissa currently works as a Research Fellow in a large regional hospital and works in private practice. This book is the fourth in a series educating children in brain health. Please see her other books titled ‘My Brain is my Best Friend’ ‘My Brain has made Friends with my Guts’ and ‘My Brain and Guts talk to my Heart’.

Dr Roy Hardman
Dr Roy Hardman has a PhD from the Faculty of Health, Arts & Design at Swinburne University of Technology within the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology Melbourne Australia.

My Brain is my Best Friend

By Dr Melissa Formica and Dr Roy Hardman - Illustrated by Kimberley Coffey - ISBN: 9781922594884

RRP: $22.95

You may think Joe from school is your best friend.

Or your puppy is your best friend.
But I’ll let you in on a little secret.
It is your brain that is the very best friend that you will ever have.
And what a great friend your brain is.

In this book, you will learn all about how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.

‘My Brain is my Best Friend’ is designed to teach children the importance of maintaining a healthy brain
while still getting to enjoy all the great things of being a child.

We know that healthy brain development is key to optimal cognitive functioning later in life.
This book teaches children ways they can help keep their brain healthy.

*Age recommended 3 to 8 years old


“A great book for young children and parents alike who value the knowledge and empowerment of having a healthy and active life… A well versed and entertaining way of teaching children… Great work…” Dorothy, Indie Book reviewer

About the Illustrator: Kimberley Coffey

I am a Melbourne based visual artist and first-time mother. Lover of pandas and everything winter. Especially snowflakes! I find my inspiration from Disney, Anime and anything cute and bright. Drawing has been my passion since I was three years of age and it's a dream to share my art with the world through Shawline's books!

Also by Dr Melissa Formica & Dr Roy Hardman

Recipe for a Healthy Brain  Talk to my heart

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