Monday, August 3, 2009

Read about Babysitting Sugarpaw by V.S. Grenier

Today we have the pleasure of becoming familiar with Virginia S. Grenier’s new children’s book, Babysitting Sugarpaw.


A little bear named SugarPaw hopes to get rid of his babysitter, Bonnie Whiskers, 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.

Come learn more about VS Grenier and her picture book Babysitting SugarPaw at

Babysitting SugarPaw release date: July, 2009!

Order today:

Babysitting SugarPaw $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-9352-6806-2

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What others had to say about Babysitting SugarPaw:

REVIEWED BY: Wayne S. Walker, reviewer with Stories for Children Magazine

Have you ever babysat a child, and, if so, do you remember the very first time? Bonnie Whiskers has never babysat SugarPaw for the Bear family before. While standing ready to knock on the door, she hears SugarPaw cry out, "Don't Go," and it makes her worry. SugarPaw does not want a babysitter and is very unhappy. When Bonnie goes into the kitchen to see Mother Bear, she notices a rule chart for SugarPaw on the wall and thinks that maybe it won't be too hard. But when Mama Bear and Bonnie leave the kitchen, SugarPaw sneaks into the kitchen and changes some of the rules. What is going to happen? Will SugarPaws and Bonnie hit it off or not?

Anyone who has ever done babysitting will be able to empathize with Bonnie and her plight. For that matter, so will anyone who has ever been babysat! Author VS Grenier has created a tender, heartwarming story that children will enjoy having read to them and that parents will enjoy reading to them. Babysitting SugarPaw should bring back a lot of fond, and perhaps a few not-so-fond, memories for both former babysitters and former children who were babysat. After all, what would we parents do without babysitters?

REVIEWED BY: Donna Shepherd, Author of Chizzy's Topsy Tale -

In Babysitting Sugarpaw by VS Grenier, children will love to read about the mischievous antics of Sugarpaw who doesn't want to be babysat. Will Bonnie, a first-time babysitter, be able to keep Sugarpaw out of mischief until his parents return? Bonnie Whiskers finds she is up to the task, teaching Sugarpaw about patience along the way. Sweet illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier perfectly capture Bonnie's babysitting challenges.

Please check out Babysitting Sugarpaw. There must be someone you know, either child, parent, or babysitter, who’d love to be gifted with this book.




Dorothy Massey said...

Virginia's book sounds such fun. I love the description and the book cover. Thanks for the post, Harry

Nancy Famolari said...

I love the cover of Virginia's book. It sounds like a good book for children.

Anonymous said...

I have only babysat once, for a family friend when I was about fifteen. My sister was sick, so I sat in for her at my parent's insistence. Scary stuff, this baby sitting thing. But I did enjoy raiding the popcicles.

Its great you can make a learning story out of this. Best wishes for your success.

Stephen Tremp

Gayle said...

Virginia, your book sounds adorable. Great post.

Vivian Zabel said...

Now if I had little ones at home, I'd be very interested in Babysitting Sugarpaw.

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

That book cover is so cute - kids are going to love it!


kathy stemke said...

Kids love bears and they'll love Sugarpaw too.

Donna M. McDine said...

Terrific information on Grenier's book. She is also involved in a the donation program. For those interested in the details visit their site today.

Donna M. McDine
Marketing Manager, SFC Magazine
SFC: Families Matter Blog
SFC Magazine Website

Justin G said...

I really enjoyed writing this book. I hope parents of children getting ready to be babysat for the first time or are babysitters for the first time read this book. It's a great way to break the ice when being left alone with a babysitter while mom and dad are out.

VS Grenier

Harry Gilleland said...

Thanks to all of you who visited my blog and especially to those who left comments. Your comment was very much appreciated!



Beverly Stowe McClure said...

This is a lovely book that will make children laugh and perhaps give them some ideas of their own.