Author Spotlight: Babysitting SugarPaw by VS Grenier

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 this fun loving story unfolds, SugarPaw learns about honesty and friendship.

This book will delight three-to-eight-year-old readers, especially those who like to create mischief.

Read an Excerpt!

Bonnie Whiskers never babysat for the Bears before. Hearing SugarPaw cry out, “Don’t go!” made her worry. She took a deep breath and knocked on the door.

Praise for Babysitting SugarPaw!

“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 the award-winning Topsy Turvy Tale series

“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.”

–Donna McDine, award-winning author of The Golden Pathway

“I recommend the book for parents, children, and everyone who enjoys a good laugh and a little bear with a big heart.”

–Beverly Stowe McClure, author of Rebel in Blue Jeans, Just Breeze, and Cannons, Caves, and Crinolines

Follow the Babysitting SugarPaw virtual book tour!

Tuesday, December 7

Guest blogging at Life in the First Draft

Book reviewed at The Phantom Paragrapher

Wednesday, December 8

Book reviewed at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

Book reviewed at Review from Here

Thursday, December 9

Book reviewed and giveaway at A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews

Friday, December 10

Author interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Guest blogging at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Monday, December 13

Guest blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Tuesday, December 14

Book reviewed at Book Reviews by Molly

Wednesday, December 15

Book reviewed at 4 the Love of Books

Thursday, December 16

Book reviewed and giveaway at Candid, Clever & Cost-Effective

Friday, December 17

Book reviewed Ohio Girl Talks


VS Grenier is an award-winning author and editor who learned how to hone her writing skills at the Institute of Children’s Literature, and has been a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators (SCBWI), the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), the League of Utah Writers (HWG chapter), and Musing Our Children. Her works include Babysitting SugarPaw, 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.

“Having others read what you have written and giving feedback not only makes you a better writer, but you start to understand how a well written story’s voice captures the reader . . . drawing them into your world of ink,” states VS Grenier.

She is the Founder & Owner of Stories for Children Publishing LLC., and also is a freelance editor for Halo Publishing; in addition, to running her own editorial and critique services. A California girl at heart, she currently lives in Utah with her husband, their three children, and the family’s big fat cat Speed Bump and miniature schnauzer Taz.

You can learn more about VS Grenier at her author website or her company website You can also follow her on The Writing Mama at


8 thoughts on “Author Spotlight: Babysitting SugarPaw by VS Grenier

  1. Thanks everyone for stopping by. I’ve been dealing with a teething baby today so sorry I’m posting so late into the night. But I truly thank you all for your comments about Babysitting SugarPaw. I really enjoyed writing and publishing the book. It’s one of my favorite stories I’ve written.

    Thank you Cheryl and Pump Up Your Books for hosting me.

    All the best and Happy Holidays,

    VS Grenier

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