Every years millions of kiddos head to school for the very first time with stomachs full of excitement and nervous dancing butterflies. Still to this day teachers often begin the first day of classes with student introductions for upper level kids and the younger children will usually have a specially designated day known as “Show & Tell” where student bring special items to class with them to share and combat shyness. This year, make your young child’s Show & Tell Day extra special with the beautifully illustrated, whimsical, and health felt storybook series Princess Cupcake Jones!
Recently we were able to get our hands on two of the cutest books I’ve seen in a long time, Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen’s Closet & Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go to School and as soon as I saw the sassy cover art for both books I knew they’d be a hit. Cupcake Jones, a modern day princess in love tutus, toys, and all things “princessy” embarks on numerous adventures through each of her stories whilst learning the importance of tidying up, valuable lifelong lessons, kindness, and love that all parents will appreciate. Not only do the bright detailed drawings bring energy to the tales, the big-kid terminology sprinkled throughout will keep its young readers on their toes while they follow along the gentle rhyming cadence helps them progress their reading skills. Like author Ylleya Fields, I’ve had issues finding a variety of children’s books featuring main African-American characters for Savannah’s collection, which was the inspiration behind the creation of Princess Cupcake Jones. I want Savannah to grow up feeling secure in her skin-color in a sometimes not-so-nice world and studies have shown that seeing positive affirmations of people of color on a regular basis for children and people of every race helps to combat against racism, both conscious and unconscious, which should be of upmost importance to us all as parents.
Savannah has a few more years before she’ll be dawning her first backpack but early childhood development is one of my biggest passions as mother and the best way to promote early learning and literacy is reading. Even as an unborn baby floating inside my belly I would read to Savannah every day, even twice a day, and sing to her as well due to all the scientific data urging parents to begin word associates as soon as possible. I can honestly say that my diligence has paid off tenfold as her most favorite activity to do during playtime is flipping through her huge pile of baby & children’s books in her room while sitting in her special pink chair her nana bought her and purple hand-crotched blanket wrapped across her legs. She’ll open and close the books numerous times, flip the pages, point to different images, and make sounds (which I assume are potential words).Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu, the very first book of the Princess Cupcake Jones series, will definitely be added to Savannah collection and I can’t wait to read the titles she already has and future books to come with her again and again as she matures. Learn more about the author, shop the complete Princess Cupcake Jones storybook line, and access free pintable coloring pages & games online to bring the delightful escapades of one super sweet and inquisitive little girl to your child’s imagination. And connect through Facebook to see other little girls enjoying their story time with Princess Cupcake Jones and upload your own photos too!