Owl Post Books Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2019
Owl Post Books is a children’s book subscription box that currently offers 2 subscription types: a Book of the Month Club where you receive one new book each month for $14.99/month or the Imagination Box which is tailored to your child’s age group (ages 0-3, 4-7, or 8-12) and includes 3 books along with a craft or toy inside an interactive box for $32.99/month. Both subscriptions include free shipping. Soon they will also offer a YA Artist and Writer subscription.
This is a review of the Imagination Box for ages 4-7.
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.)
About Owl Post Books
The Subscription Box: Owl Post Books
The Cost: $32.99 for the Imagination Box or $14.99 for the Book of the Month Box
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your subscription!
The Products: Three books curated to your child’s age group (0-3, 4-7, or 8-12) along with a craft or toy all delivered in an interactive box that they can color.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $25
Owl Post Books April 2019 Imagination Box Review
Our interactive box this month had this fun and detailed mandala pattern. My daughter and I had fun coloring it in, and I love that they give us a way to repurpose our box creatively before we recycle it!
Inside the box, we received this beautiful card with a note telling us to enjoy our subscription.
Our “toy” this month was a biodegradable pot, some bean seeds and a little instruction card for planting them. We do have to provide our own soil, but this will be a great spring activity for us.
This book was really unique and very cute. It is actually read vertically and tells the story of the Numberlys who live their life according to numbers. They like things to be nice and orderly and everything has an assigned number, but sometimes numbers can get a bit boring so a few of them start to play around with the numbers and soon they start to transform them into something else. As they transform the numbers into letters, soon they form words and life goes from a dull black and white to a bright and colorful world. This was fun and great for letter recognition! The art teacher in me also sees this book as being such a great segway into several different art projects!
Each page of this book has so much going on! It was a little overwhelming for me to try and read to the kids and way too much for them to comprehend and follow as a bedtime story even though the characters of Space Dog, Moustronaut, and Astrocat definitely appealed to them. I think this is more of a book that my four-year-old daughter and I can sit down and explore together as we look at each of the illustrations and different side stories that are going on. The illustrations were great and the story itself is really fun.
This book was definitely our favorite! I personally loved the artwork with all of the dark backgrounds and contrasting pops of color everywhere. My kids loved the idea of this story opening up with a “mystery” and exploring with the diver and the monkey to discover what was happening in the deep dark depths of the sea. This story featured rhyming text and a lot of neat sea creatures that they enjoyed exploring
Verdict: This was our first box from Owl Post Books and while I think the books were great, I was expecting the items to all come together as more of a theme to tie in with the toy and the interactive box. The toy and box sort of went together with the nature theme (the bean plant and floral-type mandala on the box), but they did not go with our books at all. I do love the idea of the interactive box that we can color each month, and since this is only our first box, I think my overall opinion will be dependent on what future boxes are like and how my kids respond to them. As for the value, our books totaled $52.97, which is well over the $32.99 cost of the box and even if you take into account the sale prices, we are still coming out ahead, so I think that is a decent value for these unique books!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Since the books are curated based on your child’s age, your books may be different from mine. From Owl Post Books:
All packages will ship between the 1st and 4th of each month. Please order by the last day of the month to get your box shipped on the 1st-4th.
Coupon – Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your subscription!
Value Breakdown: At $32.99 + free shipping for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- The Numberlys – $11.20
- Space Dog – $11.20
- In the Deep Dark Deep – $10.59
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think about this month’s Owl Post Books?