Bookroo Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2019
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.
This review is of the Picture Book, $19.95 a month, box.
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.)
The Subscription Box: Bookroo
The Cost: $19.95 a month + shipping (rates become cheaper for longer commitments)
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
February 2019 Bookroo Picture Book Review
The paper this month was beautiful! It’s always a fun surprise to see what our books will be wrapped in each month.
Bookroo always includes an insert that gives a brief description of the books you receive with the board book box books listed on one side and the picture book box books on the other. This month they recommend visiting their blog to read an interview with the author of one of our books!
The Best Sweater by Lynne Garner – Retail Value $16.99
In this book, a mouse named Spindle receives a brand new sweater made for him by his grandmother for his birthday. He declares this the best sweater that he has ever seen and wears it everywhere he goes.
He wears it for as long as he can, until one day, it no longer fits over his head. His grandmother knits him a new, bigger sweater, but seeing as he is so attached to the old one, she finds a special way to repurpose it for him. This story was a sweet, innocent tale that I thought was really cute and the kids enjoyed it as well!
Good Knight, Bad Knight by Tom Knight – Retail Value $15.59
The Bad Knight in this story is dreading going back to school since he isn’t so good at schoolwork and knows the other kids will be teasing him as usual. This year he vows to prove to everyone that he can be a great knight! Especially with the help of his cousin, the Good Knight, who is coming to stay with him.
He soon learns that the Good Knight is not going to be the answer to his problems because he is a really Good Knight and good at everything. School begins to get even worse for the Bad Knight, until one day his luck changes and he becomes the one to save the day. From then on, everything seems to go a lot smoother for him and he and his cousin become good Knights together. This story was cute with a lot of fun illustrations that will appeal to kids!
Verdict: The books we received from Bookroo this month were pretty good! I liked that one was very sweet and sentimental, while the other was a bit more lighthearted and fun. They were both full of detailed illustrations that appealed to my kids and gave us a lot to talk about as we read the stories. This box costs $24.95 ($19.95 a month + $5 shipping) and the retail value of our books is $32.58, which is good value for the cute books we received!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March 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 is what you are paying approximately for each book:
- The Best Sweater – $13.01
- Good Knight, Bad Knight – $11.94
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of this month’s Bookroo?