Boox Subscription Box Review – July 2017
Boox is a bi-monthly picture book subscription box for kids curated by Powell’s independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon.
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The Subscription Box: Boox
The Cost: $35.95 every other month + free shipping
The Products: A new release hardcover book, another hardcover book that is a staff favorite and other related goodies
Ships to: US
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An info card was included listing each item in the box and the reverse side of the card was a coloring page of assorted toys under a tree.
The Fog by Kyo Maclear – Value $11.36 on Amazon (retail price $16.99)
This is a beautiful story about observation, teamwork, and environmentalism. Warble is a yellow bird who loves to people watch on the island of Icyland. As thick fog rolls in Warble seems at first to be the only one to notice it. But as the story moves along he finds a friend who also is aware of the fog and together they send out for help. I thought this story was very timely and I loved the muted illustrations.
The Fog Postcards – Promotional Bonus
These beautiful cards could be mailed to a friend or they could be hung up on the wall. Each of the four cards had a different scene from the book and the backs of each were the same.
Peace Is an Offering by Annette LeBox – Value $7.02 on Amazon (retail price $16.99)
This book is a solemn, heartwarming look at the many shapes peace can take in a neighborhood and among friends. This book opened up a wonderful conversation with my own children about the different ways they could show kindness and peace to others. I can’t wait to bring it to school in September and read it to my students. I think it would pair nicely with The Peace Book by Todd Parr.
eeBoo Life on Earth Puzzle – Value $8.95
We were thrilled to find another eeBoo item in our Boox box this month. eeBoo makes such quality toys for children. This puzzle is great for younger children as it has only 20 pieces and forms an 11 by 15-inch rectangle upon completion. The pieces were all colorful and glossy and the image of the different animals went along well with the themes of the two books that Boox sent this month.
Verdict: Boox hasn’t let us down yet! We loved both book selections this month and once again the extra surprise (puzzle) was a hit as well. However, the value this month is over $27 (using Amazon prices) which is well below the cost of the box. Paying retail prices for these books the value would be much higher. I think this box is more about the curation than getting a bargain and would certainly make a wonderful gift for a child who loves to read. I also think Boox is on to something adding just one special extra toy rather than a handful of cheap fillers. Regardless of the value being on the low end, we are thrilled to receive Boox every other month and have been delighted by their curation.
What do you think of Boox?