About

About the Author

Jess Rosman, or “Big Jess”, is a qualified preschool teacher who has been running
early childhood, healthy eating classes for over three years.

With the addition of fun food rhymes, Big Jess has made healthy food both
entertaining and engaging.

She has decided to publish her Kindy Kitchen program so that, by sharing these recipes,
we can all play a role in fostering future generations of healthy, happy children.

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About the Illustrator

For the past seven years, Nettie Lodge has been writing and illustrating children’s books.

In 2005, her children’s picture book, Bird, published by ABC Books, won a Notable 
Book Merit at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards.

Her most recent book, Natemba, also published by ABC Books, is based on the plight of orphaned animals in Africa. Nettie researched this material while working as a volunteer at a vervet monkey sanctuary in South Africa.

Her current project is a picture book called Dave, about the plight of a Tasmanian Devil.

Nettie lives and paints in her studio on Scotland Island in Pittwater just north 
of Sydney.

For more information about Nettie, please visit: 

www.annettelodge.com