A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows the good things about school and eases fears about going to school for the first time.
You can overcome your fear of new places and meeting new people.
Positive Role Models
Adults gently help guide Cupcake to work through her fear of going to school for the first time.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ylleya Fields' Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go to School does a great job of addressing the fear of starting school but could also be helpful for kids who are nervous about trying something new or adjusting to new surroundings. This is the second book in the series that began with Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu and includes Princess Cupcake Jones and the Queen's Closet.
Is It Any Good?
With humor and a light touch, this cute princess story does an excellent job of addressing the real fears and worries many kids have when they start school. Princess Cupcake's feisty, persistent, and creative schemes to get out of going to school will have kids and parents laughing together, while the book's practical and gentle direction will make kids cheer for Cupcake's happy ending. A fun addition to the Princess Cupcake series.
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