Sugar: A Princess Pit Bull Finds Her Family

Children - Animals
24 Pages
Reviewed on 11/21/2013
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Author Biography

Barbara Freeman was born in Kansas City, Missouri, where
she enjoyed a happy childhood with her two sisters and four
brothers. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the
University of Nebraska at Omaha and taught second grade.
While teaching, Barbara recognized in some children a special
need for emotional support, particularly those placed in fostercare
or whose parents were getting divorced. She returned to
the University of Nebraska at Omaha to earn a Master’s degree in Guidance
and Counseling. Barbara and her husband James live in Omaha, Nebraska.
They have two sons, Michael and James. Sugar A Princess Pit Bull Finds
Her Family is her first children’s book.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

Sugar: A Princess Pit Bull Finds Her Family, written by Barbara Freeman and illustrated by Caitlin Welsh, is a sweet children’s book about a puppy and one that owners of pit bulls will not want to miss out on. Sadie Sue is the proud mother of five pit bull puppies, four males and the runt of the litter which is a female. Princess looks just like her mother, Sadie Sue, and is a sweet puppy. She quickly becomes the leader of the puppies. Princess looks out for her brothers and is excited when each of them is adopted and taken to their new homes. Princess and Sadie Sue are afraid that Princess will not be taken to a home as she is the runt of the litter. However, Michael, a young man, who helps out at the shed has a special bond with Princess and helps her dream come true.

This is such a charming tale, filled with beautiful illustrations. Barbara Freeman has done a wonderful job writing a story filled with such vivid details and her love for this pet just emanates from the pages. I fell in love with this book on the very first page as Barbara's words created a beautiful and inviting scene. The illustrations by Caitlin Welsh fit in perfectly with the story and they are very well done. This book would be the perfect gift for owners of pit bulls and also for those who will soon be adopting one. I love the way the book ends as well with the facts about pit bulls. I learned many new things about them. Children will love this book as it is beautiful and also educational.

Crystal D.

This book is such a wonderful story about how one man's gestures to find a puppy a good loving home brought so much love within their family. The illustrations make the story intriguing and easy to understand for the young readers. You can feel the love for Sugar from the author within the words of the written pages. A must read Children's book! Great for gifts as well.

Taricka F.

I just love this book! This author is doing a fine job expressing her love for her family dog!


I love this book, I read this book to my niece and even my dog. Such a loving story, I recommend everyoneread this book.

Kyle Hudson

TERRIFIC AND DELIGHTFUL!!!! This clever book shows that even the smallest things can have the biggest heart. Touched me and my young one everytime we read it. Thank you so much and keep them coming.

Llana Smith

Such a wonderful book! Especially using the dog and showing such a gentle spirit of a pit bull. Very captivating. The illustrations were excellant! My grand kids & I simply "LOVED" the book!! Thank you Barbara for writing & sharing some of Sugar.....