Babysitting SugarPaw is a wonderful children's book written by VS Grenier. It's a great story about a little bear who tries to scare off his new babysitter by getting her into trouble.
Oh how I can relate to this story. I used to do a lot of babysitting in my days. And I was always a stickler for the rules. SugarPaw tries to change the rules to do what he wants to do. I one time was babysitting for two kids who were friends visiting a couple that I knew. They had asked me to come watch the kids, so they could go out for the evening. I was given instructions on when to put the kids to be, so that's what I did. They fussed and protested when they remembered one of their "favorite" shows was starting. Their mom always let them stay up later that one night to watch it. Well, I figured the mom would have remembered that, so I made them go to bed. I did let them stay up long enough to read a few books to them since I did feel a little bad about it. When the parents got home, I told them what happened. The mother said "Oh no, I completely forgot it was Friday and their show is on. They could have stayed up." Oops, I felt so bad. But I wanted to respect the instructions of when their bedtime was.
In Babysitting SugarPaw SugarPaw thought he wouldn't like his babysitter, but when he got to know her a little better he changed his mind. This is a great story for young children. There is a good lesson in the book too.
My son really enjoyed reading this book with me. In fact, we've already read it over and over a few times (or more) already. The illustrations are very cute too. I think they are quite animated and child-friendly.
The author, VS Grenier, is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Stories for Children Magazine. And she is working with First Books, who donates books to low-income families.
Buy It: When you purchase the Babysitting SugarPaw book at this link http://vsgrenier.com/BabysittingSugarPaw.aspx, 25% of your sales will go to First Book. You can also donate at that site too.
*A product was provided to me for the purpose of this review.*