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Today I am thrilled to be introducing you to an exciting children's author, VS Grenier and her first picture book Babysitting SugarPaw, because as a former kindergarten and special education teacher I know the importance of reading to your child every day. I love to share new authors with you, and I even have a signed copy of Babysitting SugarPaw to give away!Babysitting SugarPaw has already become a treasured addition to our library. I find myself reading it to ER every day, more than once. It is an especially timely addition to our household, because ER is going through something similar. While not with a babysitter, she is off to preschool for the first time and having to adapt to being with someone other than Mommy or Daddy.
Brief Story Synopsis:
SugarPaw is being left with a new babysitter. He is quite a handful for Bonnie Whiskers and trys to pull a fast one on her by changing the rules left by his parents. But SugarPaw finds out that no matter what he does Bonnie Whiskers is there for him. By the end of the narrative, he's figured out that not only is his babysitter a kind and caring one. She's the best babysitter he could have!
I always think the best way to talk to children about a new and unfamiliar topic is through a book connection. This would be a great book to begin reading shortly before having a babysitter over for the first time. It can be used as a vehicle for discussion with your child, about how Mommy and Daddy always come back and would never leave them with anyone they didn't trust.
It's an especially good book for children because it deals with a situation that can be scary for young ones. A short story with colorful pictures, it's audience will love hearing about all the mischeif SugarPaw gets into and relate to how he feels. It also teaches empathy, as SugarPaw feels remorse for how he's acted.
Meet the Author!
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. A California girl at heart, she currently lives in Utah with her husband, their two children, and the family s big fat cat Speed Bump and miniature schnauzer Taz.
She is also the founder, owner, and editor in chief of a great free ezine Stories for Children. A new issue is available online the first Monday of each month. See my Saturday Spotlight on this great resource on my other blog ABC & 123.
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Babysitting Sugarpaw's author VS Grenier has put together a fun giveaway package with an autographed book, three coloring pages, bookmarks, butterfly body stickers, and pencils! Thank you Virginia, for such a generous collection for one Katie's Nesting Spot's family!
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