Book Case Club Review + Coupon – Read To Me – November 2017
BookCase.Club is a subscription service for book lovers. There are eight different options: 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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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)
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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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Dormouse Dreams by Karma Wilson – Retail Value $16.99 (found on sale here for $9.34)
Illustrator Renata Liwska can do no wrong in my book, so suffice it to say I adored the illustrations in this book. And while Karma Wilson is an author whose rhyming books I typically enjoy, this one wasn’t my favorite. It is about a dreaming, hibernating dormouse and what is going on outside her tree while she slumbers. Cute, but not amazing.
Doug Unplugs on the Farm by Dan Yaccarino – Retail Value $17.99 (Out of Print)
Doug is a robot who is heading off to visit his Grandbots with his parents. Along the way, they run into some car trouble and Doug spends some time visiting a farm, milking a cow, picking an apple, and feeding ducks. I’ve never been a fan of Dan Yaccarino’s illustrative style and after reading this book I have to say his writing didn’t win me over either.
Pete’s Dragon: Elliot Gets Lost by David Lowery – Retail Value $16.99 (found on sale here for $11.89)
I am not sure what this book has to do with the movie Pete’s Dragon since I have never seen that Disney film. It says this story is based on part of the movie but no dragon appears in the book. It’s about a dog that goes with his owners on a camping trip and proceeds to get lost in the woods. He approaches some wild animals in the hopes they can help him find his way. Eventually, he finds his way back and so there is a happy ending but the book is not written with any great suspense, humor or excitement.
Superlove by Charise Mericle Harper – Retail Value $16.99 (Out of Print)
A girl who declares herself “Superlove” is trying to get her cat to marry her stuffed dog. She desperately wants to be a flower girl and put on a wedding. The cat won’t cooperate but luckily her mom has a winning idea. This book was girly and cutesy but none of us were in love with it.
Verdict: The retail value of BookCase.Club this month was about $69, which is more than four times the cost of the box ($9.99 a month plus $5 shipping). While I think getting four hardcover books for only $14.99 a month (less with longer subscriptions) is phenomenal we felt this month was a flop. Hopefully, next month is much better!
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