Kim Sears' dog 'pens' children’s book

Kim Sears' dog 'pens' children’s book

Frances Lincoln Children’s Books will next year publish a title "by" Kim Sears' dog Maggie Mayhem “with help from" Sears.

Maggie Mayhem is one of the dogs belonging to Sears and her husband, tennis star Andy Murray, and has her own twitter account.

How to Look After Your Human: A Dog’s Guide is about how dogs can bond with humans and will be fully illustrated with artwork from Penguin in Peril (Templar) creator Helen Hancocks.

Frances Lincoln, a division of Quarto, will publish in the UK, US and Australia in hardback in June 2016, and the price is set at £14.99.

Publisher Rachel Williams, who acquired world rights from Louise Lamont at LBA, said: “Maggie Mayhem has been dispensing valuable life advice to her thousands of adoring fans on Twitter and we simply couldn’t resist her wit and charm.  

“Maggie Mayhem has trained some of the world’s most stubborn humans (namely her housemate Kim Sears) and so there is no better canine to explain the complexities of human behaviour and guide us through the ownership journey.”

Maggie’s fee will be donated to an animal welfare charity.