Posh Stories for the Princess in Your Life

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Posh Stories for the Princess in Your Life

Princess Cupcake Jones children’s book series

By Ylleya Fields

Illustrated by Michael LaDuca

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My niece, A.,  is in elementary school and is loving having access to a wide variety of books in her classroom. As a matter of fact, her favorite activity at school are the times they get to go to the library.

I am excited to have the opportunity to share the Princess Cupcake Jones children’s book series with her. She pays great attention to detail and the large, plentiful color photos in these books are very engaging to her. A beginning water color enthusiast, she has enjoyed trying to recreate the cover photos in her sketchbook, too.

As I read with my niece, it reminded me of days gone by when my own young daughters loved nothing better than to sit with me and read a book. Many childrens’ books, these included, use a rhyming scheme in the body of the text, which I find fun and engaging for young children. Many happy memories were relived while enjoying the time I spent reading with A.

Posh Stories for the Princess in Your Life

Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen’s Closet tells the story of a young princess raiding her mother’s closet to try on her beautiful shoes. The thing I love best about this story is that Cupcake isn’t selfish or materialistic. For example, the focus while trying on the Queen’s shoes (and making a fantastic mess in the process) isn’t about the shoes as much as it is about her recalling the stories behind all of the shoes that her mother has shared with her.

Posh Stories for the Princess in Your Life

I also love how when Cupcake gets in over her head and calls to her mother for help, that the Queen is right there to do so without being harsh, and they end up having a sweet, bonding moment while cleaning up the mess. This presents a powerful parenting message to families as they are confronted with the myriad of messes that come with having children and how to make even these times positive parent-child interactions.

Posh Stories for the Princess in Your Life

 Princess Cupcake and the Missing Tutu is a fun way to illustrate the importance of putting one’s belongings away, and yet another great way to teach this skill to children even from a young age.

Cupcake is having a portrait painted, but can’t find her favorite tutu to wear! Mommy suggests a pretty pink dress but Cupcake isn’t having it. No way! In order to wear her tutu for the portrait painting session, Cupcake must clean her room and put all of her things away in order to find it in time.

Posh Stories for the Princess in Your LifeWill Cupcake find her precious tutu in time? Well, you will just have to read the book to find out, won’t you?

About the Author

Posh Stories for the Princess in Your LifeYlleya Fields has three daughters and a son. While looking for books to read to her eldest daughter (when she was 2), Ylleya was struck by the limited number of titles featuring African American characters. Blending both of her daughter’s images and personalities together, Cupcake Jones was created. Born in South America, Ylleya currently resides with her family in Cleveland, Ohio. She enjoys writing and is currently working on new Princess Cupcake Jones stories. Ylleya’s first book “Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu” has won the Mom’s Choice Award, the Gelett Burgess Award, a Family Choice Award and a IndieReader Discovery Award.

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About Wendy

SAHM of 2 kids, one adult kid (my 21 yr old daughter) and one middle-age kid (the hubby). Currently interviewing to return to my career working with juveniles in foster care and/or with cases in the district court system after taking time off to raise my own children. Avid animal lover who cares daily for our dogs, cats, fish, rat and chickens. My MIL says I need a cow for fresh milk; I say No Way!!! (LOL) Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing, blogging (a new passion), watching TV (Homeland and True Detective are new TV-drama obsessions) baking, cooking, crafting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I'm a laid-back mama who prefers not to micro-manage the lives of my family (though I feel sometimes like they micro-manage mine as my schedule mainly consists of coordinating all of their schedules). But, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

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