Everyone's got a bottom
— a storybook for children aged 3 - 8 years
Winner of the 2007 Child Protection Week
Award for an Education Initiative
"This little book is badly needed for helping parents, carers, teachers and child care personnel to keep children safe "
Professor Freda Briggs
We all have bodies and we all want to keep them safe.
Everyone's got a bottom is a story about Ben and his brother and sister learning and talking together about bodies. It is a tool for parents and carers to gently start a conversation with children about self protection.
It's about children keeping safe in a style that is fun, positive and protective.
Everyone's got a bottom is a collaboration between Family Planning Queensland, writer Tess Rowley, illustrator Jodi Edwards and experts from the early childhood and child protection sectors.
Tess Rowley is a Queensland author and educator who has worked in child abuse prevention for over 20 years. She has written children's books on personal safety, self esteem, children with a father in prison and children who have experienced domestic violence. Tess also writes humorous poetry and songs. Rolf Harris used her work on his UK children's television show and sang her I am an Aussie Mossie on ABC television.
Jodi Edwards graduated from Griffith University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, majoring in Illustration. Jodi has won numerous state and national awards for her corporate design work and creative illustrations during her eight years working with Creative Plantation.
In October 2007 Jodi won silver awards in both the illustration and design categories at the BAD (Brisbane Advertising and Design) Awards presentation for her work on Everyone's got a bottom.
Funded with assistance from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund
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