Author: VS Grenier
Illustrator: Kevin Scott Collier
Halo Publishing 2009
This is a fun story about the antics of a bear while he has a babysitter. Sugarpaw changes the rule chart and makes a mess in the bath. He spills paints and does everything he can to make the babysitter not like him.
In the end he feels bad about how he has acted. The babysitter cleans up the messes and tucks Sugarpaw into bed. In the end the antics are between the two of them and Mama and Papa bear never know how silly Sugarpaw acted. The babysitter was the best after all.
Children will love this story because they will relate to Sugarpaw. Most little one's don't really like it when parents leave and sometimes they do act out with the babysitter. The illustrations are cute and enhance the story helping to engage the reader throughout the book.
This is a book that will be enjoyed over and over. Read what others have said:
BABYSITTING SUGARPAW Book Blurbs for back of book:
“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.”
~ Donna Shepherd, Author of Chizzy's Topsy Tale
“Babysitting Sugarpaw is a very cute, funny, and sweet. Kids will love it.”
~James Dashner, Author of the 13th Reality Series and The Maze Runner
“A charming story of loving and being loved.”
~ Rick Walton, Children’s Book Author
“Ms. Grenier’s sense of humor sparkles in this picture book and Kevin Scott Collier’s illustrations add the perfect touch to a delightful story. Young readers will giggle as SugarPaw does his mischief. Perhaps they’ll also think twice about being a troublemaker when they have a babysitter, especially if she’s a good one like Bonnie Whiskers.”
~Beverly Stowe Mcclure, Author of Rebel in Blue Jeans
“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 parents will enjoy reading repeatedly. 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.”
~ Wayne S. Walker, reviewer for Stories for Children Magazine