Amazon Prime Book Box, Ages 3-5 Review – April 2019
Amazon has launched a new book subscription box for kids! Amazon Prime Book Box is a children’s subscription box exclusively for Amazon Prime members offering books tailored to your child’s age with the goal of helping families inspire a love for reading.
Amazon Prime Book Box provides hand-picked books for kids 12 and under and offers boxes for different age groups: baby-2, ages 3-5, ages 6-8, and ages 9-12.
This is a review of a box for a 3-5-year-old.
Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months. Discover new favorites that inspire a love of reading—new adventures await in every box!
Prime Book Box saves you up to 35% off List Price, and provides the best value on books sold by Amazon.com.
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About This Kid’s Book Box
The Subscription Box: Amazon Prime Book Box for Kids
The Cost: $19.99 every 1, 2, or 3 months + free prime 2-day shipping.
The Products: Each box contains 2 hardcover books or 4 board books.
Ships to: The Contiguous US, APO/FPO, Alaska, and Hawaii
April 2019 Amazon Prime Book Box Review
Here are examples of books for different age ranges:
When you sign up, you fill out a little bit of information about your child and your frequency preferences. You’ll then get an email about Amazon’s selections for your child’s age range that month and you can swap and select the ones you want to receive.
I’ve seen these pigeon books around, and I know there are people who really like the series. I’ve only read one other Pigeon Series book before, so they’re still relatively new to me. Unfortunately, I have to say that I didn’t really care for this book. Basically, a little duckling asks politely for a cookie and gets one. Then, the pigeon comes along and starts getting angry and upset that the duckling got a cookie just by asking for one when he never gets a cookie and he asks for them all the time. Frankly, he throws a tantrum. Then, the little duckling says that he got it to give to the pigeon, who is surprised and thanks the duckling. I understand it’s meant to show how the pigeon had a lot to learn about manners and thoughtfulness, but I think that might be lost a little on my 3-year-old, who may just see someone upset about not having a cookie, and who gets one after throwing a fit about it. It seems cute, but I’ll probably donate this or pass it along.
I picked this book because it had a ton of 5-star ratings and I thought it sounded familiar. This book is really cute – it’s about a loud, scary voice from inside Rabbit’s burrow scares off animal after animal by claiming to be the “Giant Jumperee.” He says he will sting them like a bee, that he’s taller than a tree, etc. until they all run off for help from another animal. Finally, the elephant asks the Mama Frog for help. Mama Frog’s not scared of the Jumperee and tells it to come out – revealing that it’s actually baby frog playing a prank on all of them. It’s very repetitive, every page or two follows the exact same pattern of language, which can get a little old to me but my son loves being able to recite it along with me.
The Verdict: Well, one of the two books from my April Amazon Prime Books Kids box is a solid winner for our family. I’ll probably pass along or even return the Duckling book – Amazon makes returns easy and you can return one of the books in these boxes for half the cost of the box (the box shows up in your order history as the individual books at prices that add up to the $19.99 cost of the subscription). I chose the 3-5-year-old option for my 3-year-old. I really appreciate that I get an email before it ships so I can swap out and select which two books to get each time, which definitely maximizes the chances of getting books we’ll love. Gideon looks forward to it, too, because we’ll have a fun, fresh, new story for bedtime! For $19.99 a month plus free Prime shipping, we received two books with a total value of $34.98.
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? I’m not sure of exactly when Amazon swaps out their selection choices for the month, but if you sign up today you should get the selections for June.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.99 which means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Duckling Gets a Cookie: $9.71
- the Giant Jumperee: $10.28
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think about the Amazon Prime Book Box for Kids?