Book Review: Princess Cupcake Jones & The Missing Tutu

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A cute story about a little girl who has lost her beloved tutu and learns a valuable lesson in her pursuit of it.

 

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I was drawn to this book, because of the emphasis on the tutu. My treasured one (TO) is all about glittery tutus right now, so I thought she would really connect to the story. And, she did.

Story Synopsis: This book tells the story of a beautiful princess, named Cupcake Jones, who has lost her beloved tutu right before an important family event.

Author:  Ylleya Fields

Lesson/Skills: The story emphasizes the importance of putting ones toys away after play and demonstrates the value of cleaning up one’s room.

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MPAK Recommended. TO’s current favorite story. Excellent illustrations. One of my favorite things about this book is that there is a hidden word in each illustration. As I read it, I’m looking for it; so the books keeps me interested as well, as the reader.

 

 

Age Range: 5-7 years, but a younger toddler could enjoy the story as well.

Book Type: Picture book

Length: 32 pages

Lead character: Black/African American girl

For additional information: princesscupcakejones.com

To purchase: Amazon. $12.98 (Hardcover)

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About Author

I am Dr. Joanna Scott, creator of Mocha Parents, Awesome Kids. I am also a mother, researcher and racial equity consultant. I have worked with numerous organizations across the country who aspire to be more intentional about race in their organizational policies and practices. In this space, I borrow from my work and my parenting experiences living at the intersection of race and gender. I have an extensive background in public policy analysis, family counseling and years of experience as a child advocate. I hope my work mirrors my heart’s song – a deep belief in the brilliance of every Black child.

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