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Princess Cupcake Jones loves exploring her mom’s closet and trying on shoes. In the closet she finds herself in a transforming make-believe world of fun. When Cupcake discovers a special box that she hasn’t seen before, curiosity propels her to explore what lies within the mystery box. And once she looks inside, she finds herself in a shoe-filled situation that is more than she could have imagined. Children will delight in Cupcake’s discovery and will enjoy searching for the special word (“love”) hidden in each illustration.
About the Author
Ylleya Fields was hunting for books to read to her eldest daughter when she was 2, and was struck by the small selection of titles featuring modern African American characters. Blending both of her daughters’ images and personalities, she created Princess Cupcake Jones. Born in South America, she lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael LaDuca is an animator and illustrator who always knew his calling was in the arts. As a master of character expression and still-framed storytelling, he produces brilliant illustrations that charm audiences and bring storybooks to life. He lives in Buffalo, New York.
“Children are often motivated by deep attachments to objects, and Fields delivers a practical message, apparently aimed at a multi-ethnic, female audience. This book could become a favorite of both parents and youngsters. A fresh, sweet and motivational children’s tale.” —Kirkus Reviews on Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu
“The humorous, fairy-tale-like verse narrating her morning perfectly matches the colorful, sparkling illustrations throughout. Cupcake’s mother’s encouraging words will ease back-to-school worries.” —ForeWord Reviews on Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School