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Bookroo Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2018

Brandi Dowell
ByBrandi DowellFeb 17, 2018 | 0 comments

Bookroo Picture Book Box Review- February 2018- box closed

Bookroo
5 overall rating
18 Ratings | 14 Reviews

Bookroo is a subscription service that sends 2 books for children every month. They have a picture book plan (for ages 2.5 and up) and a board book plan (for ages 0-2.5). 

Bookroo Picture Book Box Review- February 2018- books wrapped

Bookroo sends the books individually wrapped each month.

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 Picture Book, $17.99 a month, box. 

Bookroo Picture Book Box Review- February 2018 review

About Bookroo

The Subscription Box: Bookroo

The Cost: $17.99 a month + shipping (rates become cheaper for longer commitments)

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!

The Products: 2 children’s books (either board books or picture books)

Ships to: the US for $5, Canada for $16, and Worldwide for an additional shipping charge

Bookroo January 2018 Review

This insert gives a brief description of each book and also includes a link for some extension activities. After visiting the site, I was impressed with the cute art ideas they gave to go along with it – perfect to engage this age group! This month they had great ideas such as making your own medals and Olympic ring art.

They also included this coupon that you can share with a friend so that they can try Bookroo, too!

Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger book front cover

Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger book back cover

inside of Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger book

Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $16.19)

This book contained adorable watercolor illustrations and scenes of snow and winter. It was a perfect pick to highlight the Winter Olympics this year! It tells the story of Max and his owl friend, Marla and how they are true Olympians. They train and learn the art of perseverance as they face challenges together while never giving up. The illustrations help tell the story as much as the text and it’s a great book to teach a child about inferring from pictures.

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost his GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph book front cover

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost his GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph book back cover

inside of The Grizzly Bear Who Lost his GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph book

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost his GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $11.48)

This story was filled with colorful illustrations and contained a rhyming tale about a bear (in a sweatband!) who lost his Grrrrr! He competes in the annual ‘Best Bear in the Wood’ Contest which holds events like fish catching, hula-hooping and of course, roaring. Along the way to find his roar, he learns how to make friends and rely on them for help. I really loved this book- the rhyming was fun, the story taught a sweet lesson and the little, silly details in all of the illustrations were fun for me as a parent. It’s a great book I can see us reading a lot and with such detailed images, I think we’ll be able to find something new to love about it each time.

Verdict: This was my first time receiving a Bookroo box. I love that the books come individually wrapped in fun paper and have an elastic ribbon to hold them together. The presentation gives it that extra special feel. The retail value of the books was $35.98 which is great for a $22.99 box ($17.99 a month + $5 shipping). I love that they used an Olympic theme and sent this out just in time for the Winter Olympics. It was a fun way to introduce my daughter to the Olympics and the lessons in the stories are easy to make real-life connections to. Overall, I was really pleased with my box and I look forward to seeing if the next box has a theme as well!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February box.

From Bookroo:

When will your first box ship? – Order the 1st-4th of the month: The weekend following your purchase – Order the 5th – 14th of the month: With our monthly batch the 17th-21st of the month – Order the 15th-31st of month: The weekend following your purchase. All subsequent boxes will ship with our monthly batch the 17th – 21st of the month.

Coupon – Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $22.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger: $11.50
  • The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His Grrrrr! by Rob Biddulph: $11.50

Read all of our Bookroo reviews and check out our Kids Subscription Box Directory for other fun boxes your child might enjoy!

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Brandi Dowell
Brandi Dowell
Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

Brandi Dowell
Brandi Dowell
Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!
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