Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names BABYSITTING SUGARPAW by VS Grenier Among Best in Family-Friendly Products


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The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names BABYSITTING SUGARPAW by VS Grenier
Among Best in Family-Friendly Products (or Services)

The Mom's Choice Awards® has named BABYSITTING SUAGARPAW by VS Grenier among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

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 delights young readers, ages three-to-eight-year-old, especially those who like to create mischief.

The book is all about 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 the story unfolds, Sugarpaw learns about honesty and friendship, in this fun loving story.


BABYSITTING SURARPAW
VS Grenier
Illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier

List $13.95 (print)
List $3.99 (eBook)
Paperback 32 pages Also available in Kindle and Nook
Publisher: Halo Publishing International; one edition (July 2009)
ISBN-10: 1935268066
ISBN-13: 978-193526806-2 (print)
ASIN: B0054SI1EU (Kindle)

Available wherever books are sold and online. For more information visit www.vsgrenier.com or halopublishing.com.

BABYSITTING SUGARPAW started as a short story, which was published under the name "Sugarpaw and the Babysitter" in Storybox Library. The illustrator, Kevin Scott Collier, really enjoyed the story and a few fellow writing friends as well. But it wasn't until VS Grenier met Lisa Umina at Halo Publishing that the idea of turning the short story into a picture book really came about. 

The story is based on true events from VS Grenier’s childhood. She was much like Sugarpaw and didn't like being left with babysitters. VS Grenier also had a knack for creating trouble for those watching her. Sugarpaw and Bonnie Whiskers are characters everyone reading the book can relate to and will have many more adventures in the future as VS Grenier is working on two more books for the series.

About the Author:

VS Grenier is an award-winning author and editor, and blog talk radio show host at the World of Ink Network. She learned how to hone her writing skills at the Institute of Children’s Literature and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators (SCBWI), the League of Utah Writers, and Heritage Writer’s Guild (chapter president).

A California girl at heart, she currently lives in Utah with her husband, their three children, and the family’s miniature schnauzer Taz.


About the Illustrator:
Kevin Scott Collier lives in beautiful Grand Haven, a quaint port city along the Lake Michigan shoreline with his wife and son. Kevin Scott Collier works for a daily newspaper and for 30 years has been Art Director. His lifetime interest with writing and drawing lead to becoming a published author of youth fiction chapter books, children's books and illustrator of over 130 picture books for kids.



About Mom’s Choice Awards:
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

Parents, educators, librarians and retailers look for the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families.

An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author, Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s Manners Minute; Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place™ TV Show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.

MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics, which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five identical samples of a product. Entries are matched to judges in the MCA database. Judges perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment. Results are compiled and submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval.

The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.

For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit MomsChoiceAwards.com.

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