Ant & Dec + Katie Abey = the brand new title 'Propa Happy' ! Jun 15 2022

Multi-Award-winning TV hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly released their debut children’s book, 'Propa Happy' - illustrated by our very own, Katie Abey!

Published by Farshore, Propa Happy is a fun-filled guide to feeling good, for children aged 7+. It's packed with games, jokes, anecdotes, challenges, and quizzes to make kids smile. 

Propa Happy includes mental health advice and activities so that children can nurture their emotional wellbeing every day.

Much of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to leading children’s charity, the NSPCC.

“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.”

-Ant McPartlin

Katie said:

"I still can’t believe I’ve worked on a book with these absolute legends who are so bloody lovely and sparkly!"

She had a brilliant time taking part of the live-streamed event to celebrate the book's release. 

"I drew a sloth in a party hat live for thousands of kids across the UK! Behind us are all of the #passthepositivity entries from kiddos across the UK. All 10,000 of them!

She even made it on the BBC East Midlands news!

Katie describes the purpose of her work to uplift and support people. She is passionate about making people feel proud of their individuality and all of the things that set them apart from others. "Embrace your weirdness"

Katie has illustrated 50 children's books and counting! When she's not illustrating, Katie and her husband Jeff have also opened two brick-and-mortar shops in Derbyshire (Punnydukes and Katie Abey Rainbow Shop) and they have enjoyed conjuring immersive, creative spaces where people can escape from reality and browse some much-needed magic!

Fascinated, and want to find out more about Katie?

Head over to Katie’s Advocate portfolio to see more of her uplifting sparkly characters