Uncle Willy's Tickles

Magnation Press
ISBN 1-55798-999-0
(Hardcover & Paperback)

Uncle Willy's Tickles

The Idea...

UNCLE WILLY'S TICKLES is a very special book for me - It was my first published book, but I truly felt there was a need for this kind of book.

I've read this book in classrooms and to parents. It has been endorsed by psychiatrists, educators, and other professionals.

I had done some research and found a few instructional children's books published about 'good touches' and 'bad touches,' but not much in a fiction format for young children. I wanted a book that a parent, teacher, or other caregiver could share with a child in a comfortable, non-threatening way. Since Uncle Willy really is a 'good guy,' the story could be told just as it is, or it can be used as a springboard to talk about more detailed issues involving a child's right to own his own body.

This book was first published by the American Psychological Association children's division (Magination Press) in paperback in 1996. They have now released a second printing in both hardcover and paperback editions, with a new forward by Dr. Jane Annunziata, Psy.D.


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