Liverpool author releases new book to help children with their self-confidence

One of the most inspiring children’s authors in the UK today, Robbie Blackhurst, is set to release his first book and donate 50% of the profit to national charity, Speech and Language UK. 

‘Silent George’ will be the Liverpool author’s first independent offering and follows a timid Gorilla called George who struggles with his speech and confidence as he embarks on his first day of school. On his journey, George meets a number of characters who help him develop his confidence and find his voice. 

Inspired by his son, George, who was fearful of starting school due to his speech and language difficulties, Robbie hopes ‘Silent George’ will comfort and inspire other families who have faced similar challenges. 

The release of ‘Silent George’ will also be in support of Speech and Language UK, a charity that  supports the 1.7 million children* in the UK who are struggling with their talking and understanding words.. 

Speaking about the release of Silent George, author, Robbie Blackhurst, said, “I wrote this book for my son, George, and I’m so excited to see how it will be received by other young children who need support with their confidence and their families. ‘Silent George’ is an endearing tale for any child who can get nervous about starting school and struggling to find their voice.

“Thanks to the support and guidance of Speech and Language UK, I hope the book acts as an inspiring story to share with any young child who might be nervous about embarking upon new milestones within their lives.”

Carol Payne, deputy chief executive of Speech and Language UK said, “For 1.7 million children in the UK, learning to talk and understand words feels like an impossible hurdle.  Too many children are left waiting to be understood.  We give families the confidence and skills to help their child and the story of ‘Silent George’ helps bring speech and language into the spotlight.

“We are grateful to Robbie for his support of this important issue, and his kind donation.”

Robbie Blackhurst is currently working on the next book within the ‘Silent George’ series, and aims to publish in 2023. 

‘Silent George’ is available to buy via Amazon, or directly from the ‘Silent George’ website

For more information about Robbie Blackhurst and ‘Silent George,’ visit the website and on social media – Facebook and Instagram

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