November 26, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide Day 24 - Babysitting Sugarpaw & I Love You, Be Careful Book Review & Giveaway

I Love You, Be Careful by Judy Snider and Joan Dickow is a Children's Picture Book on Parenting and Relationships.

From the moment we are born, someone is there telling us to be careful.  There isn't no one that hasn't been told by someone, to be careful, whether they are playing, or traveling or just doing everyday things, a mom, dad, friend etc. has told you to watch what you are doing because you are loved.

A baby is born and we read how the parents watch over her, protecting her and reminding her to be careful.  From climbing trees, playing in the park or beach, ballet recitals, first dates, marriages and the birth of the child's own baby, her parents are there to remind her that they love her and to be careful until the moment she says the same things to her own child, bringing the book full circle.

I thought the pictures were delightful and lead to much discussion about the events on the pages.  Each page is simply written giving you a chance to let your imagination soar as you feel the message the book is trying to convey.  The illustrations by Candy B. Driver were colourful, friendly and beautifully depicted and children will delight in pouring over their stories as you read to them.

From the moment we are born, someone is telling us to be careful. No matter what country we call home or what language we speak, these words follow us our entire lives. You might hear parents, friends, family or children lovingly say this phrase at least once a day. Think about all of the times that a loved one goes off to school, play or work, and you say, "I Love You, Be Careful!"

I Love You, Be Careful is a heartwarming and uplifting book. There is a page to personalize it as a gift for adults and children. The book's beautiful illustrations capture poignant memories and cause one to reflect on all the "Be Careful" moments in life and smile.

I Love You, Be Careful 

Babysitting Sugarpaw by VS Grenier is an Action Adventure Children's Reader book.

Sugarpaws parents are going away and a babysitter is coming to look after him.  He is not impressed and begins a plan to make things work for him.

After Bonnie Whiskers arrives to watch Sugarpaw, Mama Bear takes her to the kitchen to show her the rules that Sugarpaw has to follow.  Sugarpaw has other plans and changes the rules so that he is able to do more things.

Bonnie tries her best to look after the unruly Sugarpaw; she tries to get him to play games, read a story and take a bath and Sugarpaw makes trouble for her whenever he is able.  After Sugarpaw comes to realize his actions, he must tell everyone the truth about the reasons for his misbehaviour.  

Again, another delightful story with a great message and wonderful depictions of the characters.  The illustrations by Kevin Collier are charming and colourful and will delight your young person as they explore the pages.

I thought Sugarpaw to be a very mischievious little bear and was happy to see that he realizes his actions may hinder those around him.  I loved the outcome of the story and how Sugarpaw confesses to the wrongs that happened while his parents were away.  I also liked how the issues were resolved.

Babysitting Sugarpaw - VS Grenier

I think both of these books would make excellent Christmas gifts for your loved ones.  They are wonderfully illustrated, with great messages of love and learning and both books would be a welcome to any child's library to be read over and over again.

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  1. Right now it's Goodnight Moon

  2. Green Eggs & Ham

  3. Guess How Much I Love You?

  4. My daughter loves "suzzie sue has something very important to do" and I really like "Love is a handful of honey"


    lzamudio02 @ hotmail .com

  5. Llama Llama Red Pajama is my son's favorite right now.

    katladyu18 at prodigy dot net

  6. She likes the eye spy books :)

  7. Any of the Llama llama books are VERY popular in our house right now!

    Shannon F.

  8. Our favorite books are The Boxcar Children reading it together!

  9. Right now it is I'll Love You Forever. Thank you! wifeof(at)leloncreazzo(dot)com

  10. We like Ed Emberley's Picture Pie Two. tylerpants(at)

  11. Ashlee MacLeod DavisDecember 9, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Cat and the Hat seems to be the favorite book at the moment. Tomorrow though..... it could change lol. They're 3 and 6 so you I never can tell.