Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen's Closet
Written by Ylleya Fields
Illustrated by Michael LaDuca
Hardcover, 32 Pages
Kids Ages 5 - 7
July 2015, $15.95
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.
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. Visit the website at princesscupcakejones.com.
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.
This is a cute series that all girls will love. The illustrations are colorful and the story is something that can happen to all little ones. Getting buried under a ton of shoes isn't the worst thing in the world, but it could be scary for some. I made a special point of noticing the word "love" in each of the illustrations, which I'm sure would make a fun game for kids and parents while reading. A cute story! I Rated This Book: 4/5 Stars****