- The Board Book Club, which includes 3 books for ages 0-3 for $19.95 + $4.99 shipping/month,
- The Picture Book Club, which includes 2 hardcover books for ages 2-6 for $19.95 + $4.99 shipping/month, and
- The Chapter Book Club, which includes 2 books for ages 7-10 for $24.95 + $4.99 shipping/month.
This review is of the Board Book box for ages 0-3.
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.)
The Subscription Box: Bookroo Board Book Club
The Cost: $19.95 a month + shipping (save with longer subscriptions)
The Products: 3 children’s board books selected to inspire a lifelong love of reading
Ships to: The US for $4.99, Canada for $16, and worldwide for an additional shipping charge
Good to know: They also offer an option for alternating monthly between board books and picture books if you have children of multiple ages!
Bookroo Board Book January 2020 Review
Bookroo sends the books individually wrapped each month which is such a nice treat. I love the floral paper this month!
Bookroo always includes an insert that gives a brief description of the books you receive with the board book box selections listed on one side and the picture book box selections on the other. They encourage you to share your books on social media and to leave a review of your book.
My First Touch and Find Zoo by Allison Black - Retail Value $8.95
I really liked this book! It has so much going on for every age. Not only does it have various textures for little hands and large flaps to open as you meet various animals at the zoo, but on the reverse of the flap it asks the kids comprehension and memory questions such as "who just got very wet?" and the child has to remember that it was the zookeeper or even one page where it asks how many butterflies were on the previous page. An older child may be able to answer while a younger child can flip back and forth to answer. There were also lots of bright colors and cute animals! My kids all liked this one.
Hamsters on the Go by Kass Reich - Retail Value $9.95
This was a silly book with a Dr. Seuss feel to it as these hamsters are on the go in this story told in rhyme. There were unicycles, submarines, and even a parade float, all of which delighted my kids as they saw the silly hamsters on each one. I really loved the muted retro feel of the color scheme and thought the illustrations were cute as well! It was also super easy to read thanks to the simplicity of it.
We were actually just reading Mrs. Peanuckle's Bug Alphabet the night before this arrived and I was thinking how I would love to get another book from her collection! I was very excited to open this one knowing how the kids and I would enjoy it. These books are full of strange and new trees that I've never heard of before along with some common trees that my kids recognized as well. I love how educational these little books are while still being fun and reinforcing letter recognition! The style of the text and the contrast of the colors also make it so interesting to look at as you read.
Verdict: This month's board books from Bookroo were pretty great! We are so excited to have another Mrs. Peanuckle book for our library and I know it will get read often. The Hamster book provided some silly fun and is one of those rhyming books that tend to stick with you so I'm sure it will become a favorite it no time as well. I also thought the zoo book had a lot to offer with its flaps, textures, and great questions. The total retail value of our books comes to $26.89 which is just over the$24.94 ($19.95 a month + $4.99 shipping) cost of our box. Since board books retail for so much lower, they are not always the best bang for your buck, but in this case, we received some great books, so that also adds to the value for me!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February box.
If you order between the 5th and the 15th of the month, your box will ship in our monthly batch the business day following the 15th. If you order between the 1st and the 4th, or the 16th and the 31st, your box will ship the weekend following your purchase. All subsequent boxes will ship with our monthly batch the business day.
Value Breakdown: At $24.94 ($19.95 + $4.99 shipping) for this box, here is what you are paying approximately for each book:
- Zoo - $8.30
- Hamsters on the Go - $9.23
- Tree Alphabet - $7.41
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