I wrote this book because I feel we are letting touch slip away as an appropriate exchange between human beings. Touch bonds and
connects us to one another; builds calmness
and trust. Touch is a basic need and
is necessary for healthful living.
This book's whimsical playfulness is a
reminder of the importance of touch at all ages. And...I must live up to the words of my 1997 teaching award: Betty Brinn Teacher of the Year
for Hands On Learning!
–Dr. Jeff S. Hollowell, PhD.
Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapist
The Wholistic Wellness Center,
Back Rub-A-Dubs is a book of silly backrubs with names... sung to a familiar tune, "Are You Sleeping?" It is a fun way to fulfill our daily and basic need for touch!
Young grandchildren living out of state initiated my attempts at crayon drawing. I drew silly pictures, memories we had shared, along with love notes to
keep connected long distance.
This drawing of me was my "portrait" signature to them before they were readers. Crayons had always been a favorite of mine. Now that I have found them again, I never leave home without them...crayons!
Relaxes & calms ♥ Relieves stress ♥ Increases immunity
Builds self-esteem ♥ Bonds & connects
A note from
Dr. Jeff S. Hollowell
Posted November 30, 2012
Heidi Stacy does a wonderful service for today’s family. Her book, Back Rub-A-Dubs, encourages healthy touch and interaction…refreshing in the context of current affairs. She not only did a wonderful job writing, but also illustrating the cheerful message. I highly recommend this book for parents, grandparents and anyone who cares about tomorrow’s generation.
Posted February 21, 2013
My grandchildren love this book! It's a highly interactive way for me to be with them - singing, playing back and forth with the various types of back rubs, and looking at the wonderful illustrations. At the end, we can think up our own ways and try them! I should have said, "Grandma loves this book too!"
Simply delightful, creative ways to hug and hug and hug!
The message over and over is one we all need to hear...
"I love who you are, I love what you do, ooh, I love you!"
"Mommy's Hands" by Kathryn Lansky & Jane Kamine
Hands can do so many magical and loving things.
Touch is a lifeline...
for kids of all ages!