Book Case Club Review + Coupon – Read To Me – July 2017
BookCase.Club is a subscription service for book lovers. There are eight different options, the six monthly options are Teenage Dream (YA), Strange Worlds (science fiction/fantasy), Blind Date (paranormal romance), Thrill Seeker (mystery/thriller), Booking for Love (romance) and Read to Me (picture books), there are also two quarterly options that ship every three months: Quarterly Cookbooks and Quarterly Military History.
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This review is of the Read to Me (picture book), $9.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: BookCase.Club
The Cost: $9.99 a month + $5.00 shipping (discounts offered with longer subscriptions)
COUPON: Use code CRATE50 to save 50% off your first box!
The Products: 4 children’s picture books for the Read to Me box, the other boxes all come with two books per shipment.
Ships to: US
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Don’t Eat the Baby by Amy Young – Value $13.96 on Amazon (retail price $16.99)
Tom is concerned when his parents bring home his new baby brother Nathaniel and all the adults in the family keep remarking on how delicious he looks and that they want to nibble his toes or eat him up. Tom doesn’t realize they don’t mean this literally and he is getting so worried he takes baby Nathaniel to his room to protect him. I think this book resonates with a specific audience, one in which a child has just had a baby enter the family and is feeling somewhat ignored. We don’t have a new baby in my family and my own kids just seemed a bit bewildered by the premise. I will pass this story along to a friend who is bringing home baby #2 from the hospital next month and I think her firstborn will get a kick out of it.
The Dark by Lemony Snicket – Value $11.89 on Amazon (retails price $16.99)
Lazlo is afraid of the dark and he often visits the dark down in the basement in the hopes that if he visits the dark, the dark will not come visit him. But one day Lazlo’s nightlight burns out and the dark does come visit him in his bedroom. The dark calls to him and beckons him down to the basement. The book has just the right amount of suspense and a happy ending. Lemony Snicket is known for writing books that are wry and dark and this picture book is no exception. My son enjoyed it, but it wasn’t his favorite. I think it might suit kids who are little older and/or braver to not be intimidated by Snicket’s style.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn – Value $10.84 on Amazon (retail price $17.95)
The Kissing Hand is a classic often read to children before they embark on their first day of school. It helps allay a child’s fears about leaving their mother behind for the day. The sweet story of Chester the raccoon and his mother kissing his hand so he will always have her love close to him even when he’s away from home is soothing and sweet.
The Only Child by Guojing – Value $12.15 on Amazon (retail price $19.99)
This book is wordless and is absolutely stunning. It was hailed as one of the best books of 2015 for children. The Only Child is about a young girl who is left home alone in China and decides to leave her apartment and go visit her grandmother by bus. She falls asleep, gets off at the wrong stop and quickly gets lost. She meets a stag who takes her on a magical journey and eventually brings her back safely to her family. This book is based in part on China’s One-Child Policy and Guojing’s own experiences being raised in China as an only child, often lonely and occasionally left home alone when her parents were at work. It’s poignant and breathtaking.
Verdict: The value of BookCase.Club this month was about $49 (using Amazon prices) which is more than triple the cost of the box ($9.99 a month plus $5 shipping)! I honestly don’t know how they do it! I think getting four hardcover books for only $14.99 a month (less with longer subscriptions) is phenomenal. I can’t wait to see what they send next month.
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