Thursday, December 9, 2010

Babysitting Sugarpaw

Babysitting SugarPaw
Author: VS Grenier
Illustrated by Kevin Collier
ISBN: 098-193526806-2
Publisher: Halo Publishing International
Source: Pump Up Your Book Blog Tour
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Sugarpaw does not want to be babysat and hopes to get rid of his new sitter, Bonnie Whiskers. Sugarpaw devises a plan to get Bonnie in trouble by changing his rule chart. Instead, Sugarpaw learns a lesson in honesty and friendship. Maybe a sitter isn’t so bad after all……

Babysitting Sugarpaw is a delightful story! The story is centered on Sugarpaw, a young bear cub who is afraid of being left alone with a baby sitter for the first time. Sugarpaw tries to get his babysitter in trouble to avoid having another but is instead taught a loving lesson in honesty and friendship. My daughters loved this heartwarming story that truly knows how to grab a child’s attention. They were full of comments and questions and love to read this book. I have included some of their thoughts below.

Hailey (Age 2)
He has a pout face! I don’t want a babysitter [he says]. He has to take a bath and clean up his toys! Where’s the mommy bear? Why is that the daddy bear? She’s [babysitter] not happy. He’s [sugarpaw] not being happy. That’s the babysitter, that’s the mommy. [Points to each]

Madison (Age 4)
Read it again! No paint [allowed] because he was a baby. He could read two pages of itsy bitsy spider. He had to take a bath and clean his room. He changed the chart, and then he felt bad and told the truth. His babysitter was nice.

Both my girls were enthralled with this book. The illustrations were wonderful in addition to the story. Hailey constantly pointed to the pictures. They are lovely, vivid and colorful. I highly recommend this book for children ages 3-8 years of age. It has a wonderful lesson and aims to help young children feel secure and comforted with a babysitter. We all enjoyed this charming story. It would be great to see a series of Sugarpaw stories.



  1. Thank you so much for writing a review and hosting me today on your site. I'm so glad your girls like "Babysitting SugarPaw". They can get coloring pages at my website to color.

    Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday Season.

  2. Sounds like a lovely book -- and I love the comments from your "guest reviewers" :)


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