Bookroo Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
Bookroo is a subscription service that sends 2 books for children every month. They have a picture book plan (ages 2.5 and up) and a board book plan (ages 0-2.5). Bookroo also offers activities, which are printable sheets that accompany each book you receive.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Bookroo
The Cost: $17.99 a month (rates become cheaper for longer commitments)
COUPON: Use code MSALOVESBOOKS to get your last month’s box for free with 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions! ($16.67 value)
The Products: 2 children’s books (either board books or picture books)
Ships to: Worldwide ($5 a box for US shipments and $16 a box for Canadian shipments)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The books were individually wrapped and it felt like unwrapping a special gift. I think this is a nice touch, especially for a kid’s box! This month our box was missing the information card telling about the two books.
Max’s Castle by Kate Banks – $16.97 on Amazon (retail price $18.99)
This book is a sequel to Max’s Words and Max’s Dragon. The Max books are all about clever wordplay and this one is no exception. Upon finding some forgotten blocks Max shows his brothers Benjamin and Karl how much fun letters and words can be.
Cuckoo by Fiona Robertson – Retail $16.99
I’m such a fan of Fiona Robertson books! When Cuckoo hatches he speaks a different language than the other bird babies so he goes off in search of someone who will understand him. He encounters many animals like snakes, sheep, pigs and frogs but none of them can communicate with Cuckoo. He finally finds a little boy whose Cuckoo toy has just broken and is so excited to find a real LIVE Cuckoo as a perfect replacement. This is such a sweet story about determination and finding your way in the world. It looks like Cuckoo is out of print. I can’t find it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble in hardcover unless you wish to purchase it used. They do have a Kindle edition available on Amazon.
Verdict: I enjoyed my Bookroo box again! It’s a little harder to figure out the value this month since one book is no longer in print. But based on the original retail value these books would cost about $34. I also think the activities that accompany the books (on the Bookroo website) are an added bonus. I’m excited to see what they send next month and I’m thrilled that I haven’t received one book we already own!
What do you think of this month’s Bookroo? Would your children love unwrapping new books each month?