Owl Post Books Subscription Box Review – June 2019
- Their Book of the Month Club (one new book for $14.99/month), or
- The Imagination Box (3 age-specific books plus a craft or toy for $32.99/month)
Owl Post Books also has two YA subscriptions:
- YA Writer (one new YA book, writing supplies, and prompts for $34.99/month), and
- YA Artist (one new YA book plus a new medium of art to try for $44.99/month).
All subscriptions include free shipping.
This is a review of the Imagination Box ($32.99/month), which is curated for ages 4-7.
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 Owl Post Books Imagination Box
The Subscription Box: Owl Post Books Imagination Box
The Cost: $32.99 per month + free shipping. Save with longer commitments.
The Products: Three books curated to your child’s age group (0-3, 4-7, or 8-12) along with a craft or toy. Plus, each black-and-white box doubles as a coloring page!
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $25
Owl Post Books Imagination Box June 2019 Review
The box design this month is a fun scene with buildings, birds, and flowers. The boxes are designed so that you can color on them as part of your experience.
Inside the box, I received this fun card encouraging my kids and I to enjoy our June box.
Each month they send a toy or craft and this month we received this whale with slits and these rainbow waves which got a little bent and broken in transit. There was no information on what this was, nor were there any instructions, but I believe the idea is to weave the rainbow pieces in between the slits on the whale? It’s a cute idea, but some instructions or even just a name of what this was supposed to be would have been helpful especially since they sent that beautiful card and could easily have listed it on the back.
This book starred two siblings who “fight crime”, a phrase that is oft repeated throughout this story. Since I have a daughter and a son, they both related to this story and had fun with the idea of them being superheroes who fight crime in between being ordinary kids who have to do things like eat lunch. This book also appeals to the parents as they reference that sometimes missions come directly from “headquarters” aka mom. This was a cute, fun book that we all enjoyed!
Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother by Jennifer Gray Olson – Retail Value $16.99 (Found here for $11.81)
This was another great book involving siblings, but this time they are bunnies who like to imagine that they are ninjas. The older bunny seems to lead the charge with his friends while the younger bunny just wants to tag along even though big brother deems her to be too little. The story uses dialogue and fun illustrations to show their sibling rivalry and in the end, brother bunny finds out that it might be best to have his little sister on his side after all. This was another fun book with a unique style and of course, my kids loved the idea of bunnies that were ninjas!
Zombelina School Days by Kristyn Crow – Retail Value $16.99
I haven’t actually read this story to my kids yet because I wasn’t sure if I was ready to introduce them to the idea of zombies just yet, but this book is really cute and a great tale about confidence and trying new things. Zombelina seems to have a lot of confidence in her dancing abilities and even when things go terribly wrong during a performance, she still manages to encourage the new kid to perform even though he is feeling a bit shy. In the end, everyone wants to learn to dance just like Zombelina and she throws a fun dance party for all her classmates and they find a way to include the new kid and make him feel welcome. The story is told through rhyming text and there are some fun moments with plays on words such as when she “puts her nose in a book” (reads) her actual nose falls off into the book and when she raises her hand, it falls off and rolls to the floor. I think my kids will enjoy these silly moments in the story when we read it together!
Verdict: The books that we received from Owl Post Books this month really felt like they were perfect for my two kiddos considering there were two sibling tales. I like that they came in a box that we can color and that there was a craft, although I wish there was a little bit of information to go along with it. The total retail value for this box was $50.97, not including the craft, which is great for a $32.99 box!
While we really enjoyed the books this month, I feel like it’s worth mentioning that these Imagination Boxes are advertised as including “3 hand-selected, age-appropriate books, a themed toy, an interactive box, and theme card that comes every month!” I feel like the word “themed” implies something that doesn’t quite apply to the toy and card that we received. They don’t seem to relate to our books or even to one another so it feels like a bit of an odd word choice to me!
To Wrap Up:
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.
Value Breakdown: At $32.99 + free shipping for this box, you are paying about $11.00 for each of the 3 books.
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What do you think about this month’s Owl Post Books Imagination Box?