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My Brain and my Guts Talk to my Heart

By Dr Melissa Formica and Dr Roy Hardman - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781923101579

RRP: $22.95

My Brain and Guts Talk to my Heart
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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 third in a series educating children in brain health. Please see her other books titled ‘My Brain is my Best Friend’ and ‘My Brain has made Friends with my Guts’.

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 and my Guts Talk to my Heart

By Dr Melissa Formica and Dr Roy Hardman - Illustrated by Emma Hay - ISBN: 9781923101579

RRP: $22.95

‘My Brain and my Guts Talk to My Heart’

follows on from the author’s first two books
'My Brain is My Best Friend’ and ‘My Brain Has Made Friends with My Guts’,
teaching children about the role their heart has in keeping their other organs healthy.
This book highlights how what we eat affects the function of our vital organs.
If you eat well and exercise, you can be good friends to your brain, guts and heart for life.

*Age recommended 3 to 8 years old


"A perfect book to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our heart, in such an easy-to-understand way! I love this ongoing series from these two spectacular authors for all the ways they have helped me show my young children how to take care of their body for a long and happy life." Ellie… Indie Book Reviewer



Emma is a Brisbane-based illustrator, who grew up in the heart of rural NSW on her family's century old farm. 
Currently, Emma is now following her passion for children’s book illustration, full time, whilst continuing to run her small business on the side.
Emma continues to strive to create whimsical, colourful and fun works for kids and cares deeply about creating worlds, where children can explore interesting, challenging and entertaining topics that broaden their world and fosters their curiosity.

Also by Dr Melissa Formica & Dr Roy Hardman

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