Kyle to publish 'manual for modern parenting' by influencer Shearsmith

Kyle to publish 'manual for modern parenting' by influencer Shearsmith

Kyle Books, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, will publish Mummin’ It by "Toby and Roo" blogger Harriet Shearsmith in April 2021.

Joanna Copestick acquired world rights in all languages from Craig Knox at The Corner.

Shearsmith's "Toby and Roo" blog, which offers tips for busy working mums, reaches one to two million people each month across all platforms, says the publisher. She also also has over 100,000 Instagram followers. 

Mummin' It is described as a "celebration of imperfect motherhood" and "manual for modern parenting". The synopsis reads: "Packed with hacks and useful information such as how to travel as a family without losing your mind and tips for getting your kids to eat anything, it’s all about making busy family life more manageable. Try Mum's Meal Bingo to figure out what to cook on a wet Wednesday and create age-appropriate chores to instil independence in your child and carve away time for a glass of wine for you. This is a parenting handbook with a difference."

Copestick said: "Harriet is a breath of fresh air in the parenting world. Every mother can relate to her hacks which are aimed at simplifying everyday life while raising a smile."

Shearsmith commented: "I’m so excited to finally share the news! When I first started Toby & Roo I was looking for a way to be able to work flexibly around my children and share my experiences of motherhood — the good, the bad and the ugly. I want Mummin’ It to feel like a cuppa with a friend who has been there and can relate, filled with all my life hacks and advice for making motherhood just that little bit easier. I can't wait for people to finally read it!"