Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are all set to release their very first children’s book.

The award-winning TV hosts, better known as Ant and Dec will be raising vital funds for children’s charity the NSPCC with their new title Propa Happy.

NSPCC Ambassadors for Childhood, the duo are releasing the book ahead of the charity’s Childhood Day on 10th June 2022. The fundraising day encourages kids and grown-ups across the UK to come together to fundraise so that the NSPCC and Childline can be there for children who need it.

Since April last year, Childline has carried out 73,088 counselling sessions about mental or emotional health, which has remained the top reason children have got in touch during the pandemic.

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All of Ant and Dec’s author proceeds from the book will be donated to the NSPCC to support their lifechanging work protecting children.

Ant said: “Every child deserves a happy childhood – and the NSPCC rely on fundraising to ensure they can continue to be here for children and families.

"As NSPCC Ambassadors for Childhood, we wanted to show our support for this fantastic charity and their vital work.”

Dec said: “Childhood Day next year is going to be even better and we’re thrilled that through the launch of Propa Happy we can encourage children and grown-ups across the UK to come together to fundraise on June the 10th and do their bit for children.”

Published by Farshore, the book is a fun-filled guide to feeling good for children aged 7 years and above and it is packed with games, jokes, anecdotes, challenges and quizzes to make kids smile.

Created in consultation with child psychology experts and with guidance from the NSPCC, it includes mental health advice and activities so that children can nurture their emotional well-being every day.

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What the NSPCC say about Ant and Dec’s Propa Happy

Mike McGrath, Head of Partnerships at the NSPCC, said, “The NSPCC’s Childhood Day, which takes place on the second Friday of every June, is a vital moment in the calendar when we call on children and grown-ups up and down the UK to come together and raise money for the NSPCC.

“We are delighted that through the launch of their fantastic new book and by donating their author proceeds to the NSPCC, Ant and Dec are helping to protect more children and raise vital awareness of Childhood Day.

“Although restrictions have eased and life is gradually returning to a new kind of normal, we know things are very tough for many children.

“No matter how strong and adaptable they are, no child of any age should ever feel like they must cope alone. Thanks to the fantastic support from Ant and Dec and of those who will join us on Childhood Day, we can ensure that whatever’s going on in the world, whatever we’re facing, the NSPCC and Childline is here for children.”

What’s inside Ant and Dec’s Propa Happy?

The Northern Echo:

Propa Happy will include fun-filled activities such as Be More You-nicorn, Bestie Bingo and Karaoke Relay, alongside top tips for feeling confident and building resilience.

It will help children to get to know themselves and their friends with empathy-building games and develop their emotional communication via play and prompts.

Delivered with the duo’s trademark cheeky humour and with illustrations from rising star Katie Abey, Propa Happy is bursting with ways to make yourself and the people around you feel good.

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Melissa Fairley, Publishing Director at Farshore said: “Ant & Dec are national treasures who have spent their career making families laugh and smile.

“We are delighted to be working with this dream duo on their first children’s book Propa Happy, with guidance from the NSPCC. The book will be brimming with positivity and will provide a safe and reassuring space for children to talk about worries and anxieties.

“Farshore’s expert insight into reading for pleasure continually demonstrates that reading can have a hugely positive impact on a child’s wellbeing. That’s why we are so excited by the potential of this book to reach and help children across the UK through the might of our superstar authors as well as giving a much-needed boost in funds for the vital work carried out by the NSPCC.

“We are propa chuffed to be publishing this book.”

:: Propa Happy publishes on May 26, 2022, priced at £6.99