Ready Set Draw! YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE
Author/illustrator Joyce Wan is back and this time — she’s all about sprinkles!! On this episode of Ready Set Draw, Joyce shows us how to draw the super-cute treats from her board book, You Are My Cupcake! So grab your favorite markers, colored pencils, or crayons and go wild! You can add as many sprinkles and toppings as you like!
Is all this drawing is making you hungry? Be sure to watch Joyce on StoryMakers with Kathleen DeCosmo to learn how to bake your own batch of cupcakes and decorate them!
If your child or student isn’t ready to draw their own cupcake, they can decorate this printable:
Click the image above to download the full-sized printable.
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Watch Joyce’s episode of StoryMakers to learn how to bake and decorate yummy cupcakes and discover her newest books!
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ABOUT ‘YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE’
You Are My Cupcake
Written and illustrated by Joyce Wan
Published by Cartwheel Books
A scrumptious board book, filled with sweet terms of endearment. This bite-sized board book is an ode to all the names we call our children: cutie pie, sweet pea, peanut, pumpkin. With a candy-colored palette and irresistible art with glitter and embossing.
ABOUT JOYCE WAN
Joyce is inspired by Japanese pop culture, Scandinavian design, modern architecture, and the little things that put a smile on her face. In Joyce’s perfect world “everything would be cute, round, and chubby,” which is evident in her illustrations. Joyce is the author of several bestselling board and picture books including You Are My Cupcake and The Whale in My Swimming Pool, a Spring 2015 Junior Library Guild Selection.
Although Joyce’s parents had the equivalent of a middle school education, and her mother wasn’t able to speak English, her mother took Joyce and her siblings to the library every week. Picture books were integral to Joyce’s love of reading as she and her siblings made up stories to go along with the illustrations. Joyce counts the determination of her parents as a driving force behind her perseverance and success. “When I first started Wanart, I was working at a 9am-6pm job at an architectural firm. I spent many late night hours on my own business with only a few hours of sleep in between the two “jobs”. I did this for two years before I quit my full time job to pursue my own business full-time.”
Joyce graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City with a liberal arts degree in Architecture. Joyce teaches greeting card design and art licensing at the School of Visual Arts. The self-proclaimed night owl prefers drawing and writing in the early morning hours “when everyone’s asleep and the world is quiet.” Joyce lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey with her husband. The architect turned author and self-trained illustrator hopes to inspire people to “embrace the spirit of childhood and follow their dreams.”
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Executive Producer: Julie Gribble