The Little Bookish Wardrobe is a monthly kid's subscription box, created by Marketa Distasi, to help inspire imagination in your child. Each month, your child will receive a book to read, along with unique play costume pieces that match the theme and characters of the book.
Subscriptions are customizable based on your child's gender and size (3T-7T). There are options for a single child ($32.99 a month), twins ($55.98 a month), or siblings ($60.00 a month).
This review is for the 1 child boy box.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Little Bookish Wardrobe
The Subscription Box: Little Bookish Wardrobe
The Cost: $32.99 + $8.00 US shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!
The Products: Each single child box includes a hardcover book, a costume piece, an arts and craft package, and an interactive play card with a delivered value of $65+
Good to know: Unisex boxes are available every 2-3 months and is announced via their e-mail list and social media.
Ships to: Worldwide via USPS
Little Bookish Wardrobe March 2019 Review
This is my first month experiencing this subscription and I was delighted at the packaging when it arrived. This review is for the one child “boy box” in a size 5T:
Like most subscriptions, I expected this card to be a content list and maybe a message from the curator. I was wrong! This “Play & Learn” card is actually what I consider to be a really creative and value-added addition to the box. It features several different discussion questions or gameplay suggestions to help guide the parent and child with their imagination to truly get the most out of this box. I appreciated the guidance from someone much more creative than myself on how to utilize the tools provided in this box to give my child the richest experience possible.
The back of the Play & Learn card features a theme related coloring page.
Dare to Care: Pet Dragon by Mark Robertson and Sally Symes – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $14.17)
A spectacular and fun spoof pet-care guide to dragons, with clear, concise information on everything from choosing an egg to feeding, grooming and training your dragon, plus spreads on taking your dragon to the vet and teaching it to fly! Very witty and amusing text, kept as brief as possible, accompanies full spread artworks in captions and short paras. Stunning illustrations from M. P. Robertson show the different types of dragons. Perfect for any child who's ever dreamed of having a dragon in their life.
Did you know that you should never feed brussel sprouts to a dragon? I sure didn’t! This book was adorable, and the theme is so trendy now with the pre-school gents, at least in my little world. My son is obsessed with dragons lately, thanks to the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. My son thought that this book was super silly (in the best possible way) and equally loved looking at the illustrations. It was a big winner in my house!
Dragon Fire Craft Activity Kit
This kit includes 2 sheets of construction paper, a small cardboard tube, and directions to make the dragon fire. It’s a super cute idea! We just didn’t get around to making this craft yet (you know small kids – you have to get them in the right mood)! Basically, you’re just to cut the paper into “fire like” shapes, glue the yellow onto the red and then glue to the inside of your tube. I do love this idea, however, I wish that there were pre-drawn lines on the paper that my son could practice his scissor skills and cut out. I’m no artist, so I think that would make execution a bit more easily and add additional value to this craft.
You can see in the photo below, but this well constructed felt dragon mask fit my son perfectly! It seems durable enough to withstand some tough love, and my son thought that he looked “so awesome” in it!
Another quality dress up item! These wings measure around two feet wide, which is perfect for my little dragon. He loved wearing them and chasing the dogs around the house. They are well constructed and made from the same thick felt material as the mask.
Dragon Hooded Sweatshirt
This adorable hooded sweatshirt is lightweight and perfect for the transition weather here in Pittsburgh. It features a high-low hem, allowing extra room for your dragon spikes. The hood also has spikes to fit the theme. It’s not branded, comprised of 95% cotton and 5% poly, and although I do think it’s adorable my only complaint is that the care instructions are “wash separately, professional dry clean recommended.” I am a firm believer that all children’s clothing should be machine wash, tumble dry, no ifs – ands – or buts about it!
And here’s my little dragon all dressed up to show off his costume!
As you can see, he couldn’t wait to tear into the book!
Verdict: I am really pleased with my first experience of the Little Bookish Wardrobe and I can’t wait to see what next month delivers. Although I do have some (what I hope is) constructive feedback (machine washable pieces, more structured craft) I do love the cohesive, creative curation and believe that the value is there. Since all of the dress up items are exclusive to this box, and the activity kits are difficult to estimate prices on, I’m just using my own sense of satisfaction to determine if the value of the contents exceeded the $40.99 price of the subscription ($32.99 a month plus $8.00 shipping). I believe that it does, and I actually think that this might be a subscription I gift to some of the other special kids in my life (that are hard to buy gifts for!)
To Wrap Up:
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