Bookroo Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 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).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Picture Book, $17.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Bookroo
The Cost: $17.99 a month (rates become cheaper for longer commitments)
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!
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)
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I love that Bookroo sends the books individually wrapped each month. It’s a special touch that’s appreciated.
This is the first month that I’ve received an information card from Bookroo and I like the new addition. They provided a summary of each book and I think the modern graphics they used next to each book title were very cool too.
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman – $12.51 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
My very own copy of Wolfie the Bunny! Thank you Bookroo! I am fortunate to own a copy of this book at my school library, and I’m delighted to now own a copy at home. Every winter I do a mock Caldecott workshop with my students where we read books that are possible Caldecott contenders (the award given each year to the best-illustrated book for children). My classes fell in love with Wolfie the Bunny when I shared it with them and they were very hopeful it would win for 2016. While it didn’t win, it has held a place in our hearts.
Wolfie gets adopted by a bunny family and Dot is appalled that her parents would bring a dangerous wolf into their home. Through humorous text (great use of fonts) and illustrations we see Dot try to convince her parents a wolf (even in a bunny costume) shouldn’t be living with bunnies. However, the twist at the end shows that looks can be deceiving.
The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell –$10.36 on Amazon (retail price $17.00)
Patrick McDonnell’s illustrations are always fabulous and this book is no exception. In The Monsters’ Monster three little monsters brag all day long to each other about being the biggest and meanest monster around. They all think they’re the toughest. But then one day that all changes when they decide to build a MONSTER monster! This Frankenstein look-alike monster teaches the three little monsters all about gratitude when the first words he utters are “Dank You.” My kids and I all loved this book and felt it was a great pick for October with just the right amount of monster fright without being overly Halloween-centric.
Verdict: Bookroo is really on a roll sending great books again this month! The value was good too: over $22. This month may be my favorite yet. We loved both selections and how they hinted at Halloween while still being very appropriate stories to enjoy all year long.
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