Boox Volume 5 Subscription Box Review – November 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 outside.
Chirri & Chirra, The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi – Retail Value $15.95
I love that Boox sends brand new releases. This book was just published this month! Chirri and Chirra is translated from Japanese and is a beautifully painted tale of a magical snowy day. Chirri and Chirra have an adventure when they take their bikes for a ride and discover a door made of ice and go inside. This book takes you away and feels so special. I now must buy the other two books starring Chirri and Chirra; I’ve fallen in love with Kaya Doi’s work.
A young girl who demonstrates that she is a budding naturalist observes the animals getting ready for winter. She watches them day after day from her tree house, taking notes with great patience. Her sketchbook is her companion as she peacefully accepts the changing seasons. Beautifully written and illustrated, this is a book to cherish.
This plush jackalope is about 9 inches long and has soft fur and antlers. It fits right in with Chirri and Chirra’s fantastical winter world.
Treehouse Chocolate Drinking Chocolate Pouch – Estimated Value $3.00 (buy 6 pouches for $18)
Nothing welcomes cold wintery weather more than a mug of hot cocoa. This drinking chocolate was much more rich and delightful than the kind we typically buy at the supermarket. It has a deep, rich flavor stemming from the organic cacao sourced from Northern Peru. I might have to purchase some more of this to have around the next few months.
Chirri and Chirra Stickers – BONUS
What a darling set of stickers featuring Chirri, Chirra and some of the animals they meet on their snowy day adventure!
Verdict: Boox hasn’t let us down yet! We loved both wintery themed book selections this month and the extras. The retail value this month is $53.93 (less with sale prices) which is above the cost of the box ($35.95 a month with free shipping in the US). We love Boox’s thoughtful book selections and their themed curation every two months. I highly recommend this delightful subscription.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available!
Value Breakdown: At $35.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Chirri & Chirra, The Snowy Day: $10.63
- Winter Is Coming: $11.99
- Stuffed Jackalope: $11.33
- Treehouse Chocolate Drinking Chocolate Pouch: $2
What do you think of Boox?