Delightful Picture Book Teaches Children Important Life Lessons About Honesty And Friendship

St. George, Utah (PressExposure) June 17, 2009 -- Author VS Grenier, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Stories for Children Magazine, celebrates her debut picture book about the importance of telling the truth and getting to know others.

Grenier’s “Babysitting SugarPaw” is about a little bear who hopes to get rid of his babysitter, Bonnie Whiskers, by getting her into trouble after making changes to his rules chart. As this loving story unfolds, SugarPaw learns about honesty and friendship. Babysitting SugarPaw, with its child-centered plot on getting to know others, is the perfect book for little ones scared of being left alone with a babysitter for the first time. This book will delight three-to-eight-year-old readers, especially those who like to create mischief.

When asked what inspired Grenier to write this particular story, she said, “I really enjoyed writing Babysitting SugarPaw based off some of the antics I pulled as a child with my babysitters. I feel children will love the mischief SugarPaw creates and parents will appreciate the subtle ways Bonnie Whiskers teaches how to be honest and a good friend.

“I love writing children’s books! I finish one and then get another idea from my own childhood or from my kids. It takes all my talent to create a book, run Stories for Children Magazine, and raise my children, too. But, I love it! It is such a surprising turn in the road to finally see one of my books in print. I hope to bring many more to children and share with them my love of the World of Ink.”

About the book: Babysitting SugarPaw By VS Grenier ISBN: 978-1935268062 Publisher: Halo Publishing International Date of publication: July 1, 2009 Pages: 32 S.R.P.: $13.95

About 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.

This dynamic woman developed and continues to grow Stories for Children Magazine freelances as a children’s author and editor for Halo Publishing along with running her own editorial/critique service. She has placed in the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Poll in several categories for the past two years:

• One of the Top Ten Editors of 2007. • Won 2nd place in Best Nonfiction of 2007 for her article, “Yes, Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus.” • Won 7th place in Best Nonfiction of 2008 for her article, “Dinosaur Tracks in My Backyard.” • Won 15th place in Best Mainstream Fiction for her story, “SugarPaw and the Babysitter.”

A California girl at heart, she currently lives in Utah with her husband, their two children, the family’s big fat cat Speed Bump, and miniature schnauzer Taz.

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