Monday, June 13, 2011

Book Review for Babysitting Sugarpaws by Virginia S. Grenier

World of Ink June Tour For VS Grenier

Babysitting SugarPaw

Babysitting SugarPaw by Virginia S. Grenier
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
ISBN Number(s): softcover – 978-193526806-2
Genre of Book(s): picture book and now available as an eBook in 2011
Publication Date(s): softcover July 2009; eBook June 2011
Ages 4-8
32 pages

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 and chief editor for Halo Publishing, Int.; in addition, to running her own editorial and critique services.

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 (HWG), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Musing Our Children.
Babysitting SugarPaw is a babysitting treasure that reminds us all of our youths.
Bonnie Whiskers is one of the best babysitters in town, but she has never babysat for the Bears before and their little SugarPaws. SugarPaws doesn’t want a babysitter, and that’s where the trouble begins.

When Bonnie Whiskers arrives, Mama Bear shows her the rules chart so she knows what to do. Bonnie feels better about her evening, thinking that she would have it easy, but SugarPaws had other plans. He decided to sneak downstairs and change the rules chart to all the things that he wanted to do. After the Bears leave, Bonnie was busy doing everything on the list, even though she was leery about some of the rules, not remembering the changed time for bed or the added bedtime snack.

Though the evening was a little chaotic for Bonnie Whiskers, SugarPaws had a great time, but he was beginning to feel guilty for changing the rules chart so Bonnie would get into trouble. What will happen to Bonnie Whiskers?

This is a cute story which will cause memories of childhood antics to surface for all adults. This is a perfect story for babysitters to understand the minds of children in a fun and brief way, and to teach them to always be one step ahead. Children will always try to outsmart the babysitter, no matter how good a child is or how old they are, they will always try.

Children will enjoy the big and bold illustrations and will laugh at the stunts that SugarPaws tries. Readers will also enjoy Bonnie Whiskers patience and dedication in taking care of SugarPaws, even though she knows he was trying to put one over on her. The author did a great job showing the two sides to every babysitting adventure and the story will delight the youngest of readers in this 32 page picture book, great for children 3 to 8 years of age.


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  2. Cute book! Love the illustrations too!

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  5. Very nice review, mate. It's a terrific story.

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  6. Thanks Margot. This is a fun story. It reminds me so much of my children when they have a babysitter. They are such good kids but their babysitters are all suckers, I can't believe what they convince them they can do.I always come home to something new. I warn the babysitters but they still fall for it. Unbelievable!