Ylleya 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. Preorder her second book in the series, Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go To School now!
Princess Cupcake Jones continues her adventures in the fourth book of this national award-winning series. This modern day princess loves taking dance class at Madame's School of Ballet! However, there's one move that Cupcake can't quite do... an arabesque!!! While all of her friends are excited about the dance recital, Cupcake is nervous that she won't be able to do it! Follow Princess Cupcake Jones as she learns that with practice and determination there isn't anything she can't do if she puts her mind to it!
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.
Princess Cupcake Jones, the modern-day princess who loves her tutu and playing with her toys, is about to begin school . . . but says, "I won't go!" Cupcake tries everything to avoid her first day—from pretending to be sick to even hiding! However, Mom stays one step ahead of her. Only after arriving at school and meeting a new friend does Cupcake realize that school might not be as scary as she thought. The book features a special word ("love") hidden in each illustration.
Princess Cupcake Jones loves creating a mess and ends up scattering her things everywhere in the castle! When her beloved tutu goes missing, Cupcake learns the importance of tidying up and putting things in their proper place. Join Princess Cupcake Jones as she searches her palace in hopes of finding her tutu and discovers hidden treasures along the way. As an added bonus in each book of the series, children will also have fun finding the hidden word in each inviting illustration. Helpful hints are a part of the book’s website, which also features downloadable color pages and other activities.