My second children’s book – I can still play football

The aim of my book is to help children like Abu the character in my book to get greater self-esteem and confidence and identify with characters that “look like me” and open them to a  world of possibilities.

Listen to me reading the book –


This is my second book in my “I Can” series of books and is aimed at children aged 5-8 years old.  I am inspired to write the book to help raise funds for a charity Melqosh Mission and it’s founder Faith Okrafo-Smartwho over the last ten years has dedicated her time, energy and effort to give hope to those who have been affected by the war in Sierra Leone, espcially those whose legs, arms and lims where amputated.


The book is about a young boy Abu  who thought he would never be able to play football again with his friends. This was his favourite sport until a car accident crushed his leg. Unfortunately, part of the leg had to be removed. His biggest journey was learning to get along without his leg- he used crutches to help him walk again and that was alright. But he really wanted to play football with his friends again.




The book  costs £4.99 and some of the proceeds will be going to help the charity Melqosh Mission and my Confident Children holiday and half term project.

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“When he’s out there he’s not a child with a disability – he’s just a kid playing footy”  Perth father of two Rob Geersen  Read more:



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Confident Queen – Being confident on the inside!

Extract from my book I can blow up a balloon! Get the book from Ebay

Confident Queen said to Denzil “Well, I’m not the kind of Queen that rules over a country. I’m the kind of Queen that rules over my own inside. When I feel sad because something hasn’t gone right, I tell myself that I am Queen on the inside – just like you are King on the inside and you can tell yourself everything you need to be confident and keep trying even when things go wrong. You see, I am the Queen of being confident on the inside”.




To book me for Assemblies, Workshops and Speaking on the topic of Confidence and Perseverance email genny @ confident queen . co. uk


Inspired to be a writer

I was inspired to write my book ” I can blow up a balloon”  based on an incident which happened when my son Denzil at the age of 5 tried to blow up a balloon and initially couldn’t.   I combined this with my Confident Queen character I had created and whose mission is to deliver the Gift of Confidence and Happiness to all.


Extract of interview of my interview with  N Star

“I can blow up a balloon’ is Genny Jones first book and her aim in this book is to help the reader imagine the journey of a young boy named Denzil, from the frustration of failing to blow a balloon to the joy of being able to do so after much hard work. It is also expected that the book will communicate the values behind ‘Confident Queen’ as a persona who helps children to be more confident by using the contents of her ‘Gift of Confidence’ toolkit which contains a creative array of items to boost and maintain one’s confidence. Research in numerous fields including Education, Health, Psychology and Sociology, highlight the importance of confidence building in our young people and the book aims to contribute to this.”


Interview about my book with Miss Laflot–britains-got-talent-contestant





Gift of Confidence Tool Box for Children

Gift of Confidence Tool Box


Extract from my book “ I can blow a balloon”

“Let me show you what is in the box!” The Confidence Queen smiled, before she took out a Small mirror. She handed the mirror to Denzil and added,” This is for you, to look at every day, and say, I can do it!”


Next, she gave him a T-Shirt, with a special message that said, “I am confident!”


The Confidence Queen took out a poem and said to Denzil, “I want you to say this after me!

“Confident Child, that’s who I am,

Every day, I feel confident!

When I blow a balloon, I feel confident

Blow! Blow! And feel confident!”

Both Denzil and the Confidence Queen kept on repeating the poem. They even made into a song and danced to it!


Positive Affirmations for Children


As Confident Queen one of my aim’s is to equip children at an early age with the tools they need so that they can become more confident in themselves and maximise their potential and be the best they can. In my Children’s Book “ I can blow a balloon” you can see how as Confident Queen, I helped the main character Denzil to use affirmations to help him develop the confidence to blow a balloon.

What is an affirmation

An affirmation is simply a positive power statement that you can use in a variety of ways. Affirmations need to be in the present, as if they already have achieved their goal, and of course they must be positive.


Positive Affirmation Box


These affirmations can be kept in a small box which children can put in their school bag or just leave on a special place in their bedroom where they can see it. The idea is for them to read an affirmation a day and practice what it says. We can use positive affirmations for children as it is a very powerful tool that will help to change their belief system. Affirmations for children have the effect of filling them up with powerful self belief and confidence. If a child is struggling with confidence in some area, you can use the power of affirmation to build their self esteem, and give them a tool to help solve problems.

Integrating affirmations into your child’s life will help to instil a positive attitude and outlook that will serve them very well. This is one of the most empowering gifts you can bless your child with. The affirmations you use with your child can be about noticing and focusing on the fun and joy in life or they can be targeted toward a specific belief you would like to introduce

There are a number of ways of making affirmations work more effectively by combining a number of ideas for example:

Last thing at night, encourage the child to focus on one of the affirmations and if they are younger children you can whisper the affirmation in their ears before they go to bed. You can also encourage your children to be creative and even create a song, or a dance to go with the affirmations. The more they see, hear, say and feel it, the more powerful it becomes.


Affirmations for Children an Example:

Joe is aged 8 and he had been stressed out because of his forth coming diving exam. He explained to me that whilst he was waiting to do his dive, re remembered some of the words of the confident child song I had taught him and he started to sing to himself   “Confident child is who I am, I’m Confident, everyday I feel confident”. He said he closed his eyes for one minute and could see the words on the T-shirt he had made in the confident children club with the slogan “ Be a confident child like me” and he also imagined that he did the best dive ever! He then opened his eyes took a deep breath and said to himself, “I am going to do this dive because I am Confident”. He took the dive confidently and was very happy as he passed his diving test!


Gift of Confidence Box with positive Affirmations

Get your child’s Gift of Confidence Box with positive affirmations and a letter from me Confident Queen encouraging your child to know that they are unique, special and can be the best they can. email

My Children’s Picture Story Book – I can blow a balloon


12Brief Summary of the Book (picture Story Book in Black and White Currently Ebook)

I can Blow a balloon is a short story written by Genny Jones AKA Confident Queen with the aim of teaching children aged 5-7 how to be confident and not  give up when trying to do things.

What the story is about

The Story is about a young boy who could not blow a balloon and how Confident Queen teaches and equip him with a special Gift of Confidence box which has special things he uses to help him feel more confident to blow the balloon.



Age Group

5-7 years Old

Who Can read it –

This book is best read by an adult to a child as bed time story or as part of a daily reading routine in school, clubs and institutions that work with children aged 5-7 years old

What else comes with the book

( Activity box which includes)

  • Crayons for children to colour the pictures
  • Instruction sheet for children to create their own Gift of Confidence Box
  • Positive Affirmation Cards


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Check out some reviews:-

Angela Steele “A great read for the younger ones. So uplifting. It made me smile.”

Sarah Webb “We thought the book was really good. Joshua, who’s 6 really enjoyed it, I read it to him first and he’s also read it by himself too since. I think it’s a great story and really is beneficial for children who experience a lack of self esteem/confidence. I have also read it to my foster girl who’s a little old, however, is probably about the same age as Joshua with regards to learning and she thought it was really nice too!”

Jade Webster “I have just read your book, its wonderful.”



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