Bookroo Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2018
Bookroo is a subscription service that sends books for children every month. They have a board book plan (for ages 0-2.5), a picture book plan (for ages 2.5-6) and a chapter book plan (for ages 7-10). They offer the option to alternate between picture and board books each month which is great if you have children in different age groups like I do.
Bookroo sends the books individually wrapped each month.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Picture Book, $19.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Bookroo
The Cost: $19.95 a month + shipping (rates become cheaper for longer commitments)
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your first box!
The Products: Children’s board books (3 books) or picture or chapter books (2 books).
Ships to: the US for $5, Canada for $16, and Worldwide for an additional shipping charge
Bookroo June 2018 Review
Bookroo always includes an insert that gives a brief description of each book and also includes a link for some extension activities. The link was incorrect on the flyer this month, but luckily since this isn’t our first box, I was able to figure out the correct link (replace the word board with picture!). This month they suggested a few different ideas for each book, such as setting up a daddy date or playing a guess that sound game. These are always fun ways to explore the stories a bit further and I think that we might just have to do both of those ideas!
This is fully titled If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy’s Love Song and it’s a really sweet rhyming book about a daddy’s love. I liked that this book seemed to be geared a little bit more towards boys with all of the different topics throughout the pages, probably because this book began as a song from the author to his son. The message was sweet and loving and the pages felt tailored to my own son and his interests. I was excited to see his reaction as we flipped through fire trucks, construction sites, outer space and various animals. It was like this book was meant for him! I also love that each page features a daddy and a child, whether it’s a lion and his cubs or a daddy whale and a baby whale. The illustrations were beautiful, detailed and interesting and really added to the magic of this book.
Harold Finds a Voice by Courtney Dicmas- Retail Value $16.99
We had so much fun reading this book! The illustrations and colors in this book are so vibrant and bright and really help to emphasize our main character, Harold, who is a parrot. Harold imitates all of the sounds, or what he calls “voices” around him. He is the best at imitating the vacuum cleaner, the tv, and other household appliances, but he especially loves the sounds that water makes. He gets bored of these though and wants to know what everything outside of his home sounds like and one day he escapes to find out. The various sounds and noises in this book were so much fun for me and my kids to imitate. We really enjoyed being silly while reading this together and I’m sure we will be reading this one over and over again!
Verdict: My kids really enjoyed the books in our Bookroo box this month! We had a lot of fun reading these together and I can tell that these are quickly going to become favorites in our house. That’s always a nice feeling to get about a book, let alone two! The wrapping paper was colorful and bright this month and having our books wrapped always gives it that extra touch of excitement when we receive our books each month. The retail value of the books was $33.98 which is a good value for a $24.95 box ($19.95 a month + $5 shipping), especially for two books that I know we will read repeatedly.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the July box.
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 $24.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- If My Love Were a Fire Truck by Luke Reynolds: $12.48
- Harold Finds a Voice by Courtney Dicmas: $12.48
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What do you think of this month’s Bookroo?