“Princess Cupcake Jones and the Dance Recital” by Ylleya Fields and illustrated by Michael LaDuca is a delightful children’s book celebrating love and dance. This book is part of the eponymous ‘Princess Cupcake Jones’ series that stars a very busy young girl and this particular volume focuses on the ballet recital that Cupcake and the rest of her class will be presenting. I love that all of the characters represent the diversity of our country and the bright and vivid illustrations enhance the delightful poems that tell the story of Cupcake’s challenges. The word love is artfully included in each drawing and the overall message of positive reinforcement, practice, and determination to achieve a goal make this a wonderful book to inspire children everywhere.
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!