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Which is it everyone? Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? I truly have to wonder about this whenever I read children’s author Ylleya Fields’ enjoyable books to our 5 year old daughter. The Princess Cupcake Jones series features an adorable grade schooler whose precocious ways make her every bit the princess of everything and everyone. She oversees her kingdom much like my princess does: with a flair for the dramatic, an unbending determination, and an attitude that seems well beyond her years. It all makes for great laughs within the pages of the Princess Cupcake Jones books and within the walls of our home.
So far, Mini Me (Kim refers to our daughter as her Mini Me) has two Princess Cupcake Jones titles in her library: Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School and Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu. I can’t overstate how much our princess loves these books. Each night she gets to pick three books for bedtime. Most nights include at least one of these books, if not both. Mini Me enjoys Princess Cupcake Jones so much, and has had them read to her so many times, that she can now practically “read” them to me.
Princess Cupcake Jones versus Princess Mini Me
Everyday our daughter chooses what she wants to wear. She has had her say in this department for years now. One thing I’ve learned is that she definitely has a sense of style all her own. I mean I wouldn’t put leggings covered with a pink heart print together with a neon green tee…. in the dead of winter! But then again I’m not a 5 year old girl. I wouldn’t then attempt to complete the look with a tutu either. In her mind nothing sets an outfit off like a tutu or her favorite skirt. And God forbid if that tutu or skirt were to go missing. They had better get found real quick. Otherwise our house would resemble a scene out of the story Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu.
And that’s not all. Everyday I celebrate the fact that my princess is eager about school. Each day she comes home excited by something that happened in class. Her first month in “big kid school” is a success, but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t without any bumps. We have had our challenges just like in Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School. Maybe it was just anxiety about the unknown, but in the weeks leading up to the first day of school Mini Me had her mind made up: she did not want to go. She cried real tears. She practically begged us. The struggle was real. But again, just as it happened in the book, she fell in love with her teacher, she made some new friends, and everything else was but a distant memory.
If you have your own Mini Me then I am sure that you, too have a similar experience when it comes to school, getting dressed, etc. then the Princess Cupcake Jones series would make the perfect addition to your little girl’s library.
About The Author: Ylleya Fields
Ylleya Fields’ inspiration for creating Princess Cupcake Jones came straight out of her own life. Fields “was struck by the limited number of titles featuring African American characters” while looking for books to read to her children. A seed was planted. Necessity is the mother of invention and this mother of four (3 daughters and 1 son) then went on to create this much-needed children’s series. Keeping it close to home, the author put a mixture of her own daughters into making Princess Cupcake Jones come to life.
Princess Cupcake Jones has only gained in popularity since it was first published in 2013. Both US Weekly and People Magazine recently featured Fields’ children’s books. Princess Cupcake Jones has even caught the attention of The White House.
Tell us if you’ve already heard about Princess Cupcake Jones or if you now plan to check it out. With the holidays being just around the corner, this is the perfect children’s book series for your own Mini Me. Your comments are always welcome. Be well.