Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu: Princess Cupcake Jones, Book 1
By Terreece Clarke,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Delightful responsibility tale avoids princess stereotypes.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The book provides a great lesson for young kids about cleaning up after themselves.
Clean up after yourself. Put things where they belong so you won't lose them. You can solve your own problems.
Positive Role Models
All the characters have great qualities. The adults are supportive and encouraging, and while the main character gets in a bit of a huff, she's never bratty and learns a valuable lesson.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu, by Ylleya Fields, is a cute story of a spunky little girl losing a favorite item in her castle. In a charming, lighthearted way, it underscores the importance of responsibility, doing chores, and taking care of your things. This is the first book in a series, followed by Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go to School and Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen's Closet.
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What's the Story?
Princess Cupcake Jones has a big problem. It's time to take the royal portrait, and she cannot find her favorite tutu! With time running out, Cupcake has searched the whole castle, finding many lost items along the way. How will she solve the mystery of what happened to her very favorite wear-everyday tutu?
Is It Any Good?
Fun, delightful, warm, and interactive, this lighthearted book explores a topic kids and parents know all too well: the loss of a favorite item. The hunt for the item reveals an important lesson about responsibility and putting things where they belong. Author Ylleya Fields keeps brisk pacing throughout PRINCESS CUPCAKE JONES AND THE MISSING TUTU, and the hidden words on each page take kid engagement to the next level. Michael LaDuca's perky illustrations bring the story to life.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about losing a favorite item. Have you ever lost something important? How did it make you feel?
How does the princess find her tutu? What did she learn when she began looking?
Why is it important to put things back where they belong? Do you have good spots for all your stuff? What happens when you don't put them away correctly?
- Author: Ylleya Fields
- Illustrator: Michael LaDuca
- Genre: For Beginning Readers
- Topics: Princesses, Fairies, Mermaids, and More, Adventures, Arts and Dance
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Belle Publishing LLC
- Publication date: September 2, 2013
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 5 - 7
- Number of pages: 32
- Available on: Nook, Hardback, Kindle
- Last updated: August 15, 2021
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