Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Babysitting Sugarpaw by VS Grenier

About Book

A little bear named SugarPaw hopes to get rid of his babysitter, Bonnie Whiskes, by getting her into trouble after making changes to his rules chart. As the story unfolds SugarPaw learns about honesty and friendship, in this fun loving story. Babysitting SugarPaw, with its child-centered plot on getting to know others, is the perfect book for little ones scared of being left alone with a babysitter for the first time. This book will delight three-to-eight-year-old readers, especially those who like to create mischief.

Paperback, 32 pages 
Published July 1st 2009 by Amo Publishing (first published June 30th 2009) 
ISBN 1935268066 
(ISBN13: 9781935268062)

About Author 
VS Grenier is an award-winning children’s author, founder & owner of Stories for Children Publishing, LLC, award-winning editor-in-chief of Stories for Children Magazine, managing editor for the Brand Buzz Network and chief editor for Halo Publishing, Int; in addition, to running her own editorial and critique services, and also, the host of the blog talk radio shows on The World of Ink Network: Stories for Children, The Writing Mama, What is Success and Families Matter.

Grenier is a 2012 Mom's Choice Silver Award-winning and a 2011 League of Utah Writer's Silver Quail Award-winner for her picture book "Babysitting Sugarpaw." In 2007 & 2008, VS Grenier was voted one of the Top Ten Editors in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll, won 2nd place for her article on, “Yes, Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus" in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll for Best Nonfiction of 2007 and won 7th place for her article, “Dinosaur Tracks in My Backyard” in the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Poll for Best Nonfiction of 2008.

VS Grenier learned how to hone her writing skills at the Institute of Children’s Literature and is a member of the League of Utah Writers, current president of the HWG chapter of LUW and member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Her works include: Babysitting SugarPaw (2012 Mom's Choice and 2011 Silver Quail Award-winner), the Best of Stories for Children Magazine Volume 1 anthology, and over 50 short stories, articles and crafts for children, parents and writers.

“Having others read what you have written and giving feedback not only makes you a better writer, but you start to understand how a well written story’s voice captures the reader, drawing them into your world of ink,” states VS Grenier.

A California girl at heart, she currently lives in Southern Utah with her supportive husband, their three children and the family’s miniature schnauzer Taz.

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My Thoughts

Sugarpaw's Mama and Papa are going out for the evening and have asked Bonnie Whiskes to babysit for them. Sugarpaw was not happy about this. His parents explained to the babysitter the rules that were posted in the kitchen as to what Sugarpaw was suppose to do before bedtime.

Even though Sugarpaw did not follow the rules Bonnie Whiskes did a great job keeping up with the mischievous Sugarpaw.

Will Bonnie Whiskes tell his parents about his behavior?

Do you think Sugarpaw was sorry for all the trouble he caused Bonnie Whiskes?

What will his parents have to say to Bonnie Whiskes and Sugarpaw?

This such a cute book teaching how being being angry at one person then taking your anger out on someone else is not the right thing to do. What do you think he should have done?

The illustrator captured Sugarpaw and the other characters in the authors writing especially Sugarpaw's very mischievousness behavior. The book was full of colors to attract and hold a child's attention and stir their imagination. The author and illustrator was a great match for bringing forth this funny story.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.


  1. Thank you for sharing about BABYSITTING SUGARPAW.

    The World of Ink Network Team

  2. Thank you for taking the time to read my book and post a review. I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

    VS Grenier


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