Thursday, August 13, 2009

Book Review ~ Babysitting SugarPaw by VS Grenier

Title: Babysitting SugarPaw
Written by: VS Grenier
Illustrated by: Kevin Scott Collier
Ages: 3-8
Publisher: Halo Publishing International
ISBN: 978-1-935268-06-2
Published: July 2009
Soft cover: 32 pages
Price: $13.95

Bonnie Whiskers happily arrives at her first babysitting job and becomes quite nervous upon hearing SugarPaw’s protests. In her best attempt not to be thwarted by SugarPaw’s negativity of being babysat, Bonnie Whiskers listens intently as Mama Bear explains the rules chart. Relieved her task at hand appears simpler than she thought Bonnie Whiskers relaxes and attempts to engage SugarPaw. Unbeknownst to all involved, SugarPaw tampered with the rules chart and chaos ensues. What can Bonnie Whiskers do to get SugarPaw under control without causing more harm?

Along with the colorful illustrations of Kevin Scott Collier, VS Grenier brings to life a first-time babysitter’s apprehension and mixes in the high jinxes of SugarPaw into a delightful story of acceptance and understanding. Your personal copy of Babysitting SugarPaw will surely become worn out from reading it many times over.

VS Grenier is an Award-winning author and Editor-in-Chief of Stories for Children Magazine ( She learned how to hone her writing skills at the Institute of Children’s Literature, and her works include: the Best of Stories for Children Magazine Volume 1 anthology and over 30 short stories, articles, and crafts for children along with newsletter articles for writers. Visit Grenier at: and learn more about her exciting career.

Check out the order details for Babysitting SugarPaw at: for an autographed copy and a portion of sales goes to

Kevin Scott Collier is a Christian youth fiction book author and illustrator. Explore his techno-colored world at:


  1. Donna,
    This looks like a darling book and I can hardly wait to read it to my grandies. Thanks for sharing.
    Just Joany

  2. Hi Joany:

    Thanks for stopping by. It is a darling book. My 5-year-old niece is with us for a few days and I gave her Virginia's book this morning and is thrilled.

    Best wishes,

  3. Kevin's style is really cute - and the list of awards and such on his site mind-boggling!

    L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

  4. This is a fun book that not only little ones will enjoy, but the babysitters will too. Nice review, Donna.


  5. Not sure what it is, but that cover has just the right touch. Very nice!

  6. Sheila, Beverly, Diane & Kathy:

    Virginia's book is terrific. It will certainly have the reader LOL throughout.

    Best wishes,


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