Boox Volume 4 Subscription Box Review – September 2017
Boox is a bi-monthly picture book subscription box for kids curated by Powell’s independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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 animals and a robot.
Now by Antoinette Portis – Value $12.75 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
I’ve always admired Antoinette Portis’s work. Her latest offering, Now, is a reminder to live in the moment and be grateful. How important to teach children in this fast-paced world to slow down and appreciate nature. I love this ode to mindfulness and my kids enjoyed it as well.
Something Extraordinary by Ben Clanton – Value $9.44 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
This is a whimsical story of a boy with a vivid imagination. He wishes for extraordinary things such as unusual pes and possessing super-human powers. As the story progresses he starts to realize that every day all around him seemingly ordinary things are going on that are actually quite beautiful and extraordinary in a much simpler and quitter way. This book too is a way to teach mindfulness and was beautifully rendered.
Creativity for Kids Origami Kit – Value $8.68
This origami kit is a bit too advanced for my children, but I’m sure in another couple years they will be ready for the intricate folding that is required for the Japanese art of origami. I wish that Creativity for Kids had used a bigger box for this kit so that the origami paper hadn’t been curled up in order to fit inside.
Woodland Wonder Chime – Value $8.00?
These delicate chimes are made with eco-friendly wood and are handmade in the Philippines. I’m estimating the value based on similar handmade small chimes I found on online vendors. The chimes are meant to be hung indoors and they fit the underlying theme of this box to be at peace in the moment and to see the beauty in nature. I’ve never received wind chimes in a subscription box before and they are such a nice surprise.
Verdict: Boox hasn’t let us down yet! We loved both book selections this month and found two surprise treats (the origami kit and wind chimes) special as it has always been one until now. The value this month is about $39 (using Amazon prices) which almost breaks even with the cost of the box ($39.95 a month with free shipping in the US). We love Boox’s thoughtful book selections and their themed curation every two months.
What do you think of Boox?