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Little Feminist Book Club Ages 3-7 Review + Coupon – July 2020

Little Feminist Book Club is a monthly book subscription box for kids ages newborn to nine years old. Each month you will receive one to two books selected to help diversify your bookshelf. Plus, you will also receive hands-on activities and tools to help your book come to life. Subscriptions are offered for ages 0-3, 3-7, and 7-9. From Little Feminist:

Only 31% of children’s books feature a female character, and only 13% feature a person of color.

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Book Club for ages 3-7 years.

About Little Feminist Book Club Box

The Subscription Box: Little Feminist Book Club

The Cost: $23.75 a month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. 

COUPON: Use code SUBADDICTION to save $10 on any subscription!

The Products: At least one book (sometimes more) and hands-activities and tools to help your book come to life. 

Ships to: The U.S. for free and worldwide for varying rates.

Little Feminist Book Club Box July 2020 Review

I received this welcome sheet introducing this month’s books. They go over a few details about the book and how you can share your thoughts with them after reading the book with your little ones!

 

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang- Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $14.59)

This book has quickly become a favorite for my son. We have read it every night before bed since he got this box! In this book, we meet Amy, her parents, and her grandmother as they go through a day of making traditional bao. The only thing is that Amy has such a hard time making the perfect bao, and even though everyone in her family can make them, she is really struggling. She sets out, determined, to make the perfect bao, only to discover that she just needed to try it her own way! This story is so perfect for my four-year-old as he navigates the world of trying to do things that he maybe can’t do just yet. Practice and determination are what will get you far! I asked him what he really wants to do but can’t do just yet and he quickly said, “climb the monkey bars at the park!” So we used this book as a tool to discuss how he can better at climbing them and why it is ok to not be perfect at something right away. As always, this book gives us a strong and determined female lead character while also showing us a glimpse into Chinese culture. At the end of the book, you will find a traditional bao recipe which looks super complicated, but my son keeps asking if we will ever be able to make some, so maybe someday soon we will go on the journey that Amy and her family took in this book!

From Amazon:

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion? Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong. Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance…Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?

 

 

What Do You Think Card

Each book comes with a ‘What Do You Think’ card that gives you questions that you can ask your little reader about the book. Each side is broken out by age, which I find so helpful! This month we followed Amy on her quest to make the perfect bao and how challenging it was for her. The card has prompts like ‘what is something that you are good at’ and ‘discuss when something was challenging for you to do.’ As my son gets older, we really try to talk to him about his emotions so that he always feels safe to express his feelings and frustration is a big one! Fox is a perfectionist already at the age of 4 so this book and the What Do You Think Cards were a huge help for not only him but also for my husband and me. Navigating learning, practicing, and striving to be good at anything is always a challenge, but imagine being little and wanting to read so badly or wanting to make a basket or hit the ball far at T-ball practice. These questions really helped us this month to open a fun dialogue around what we are good at, what we can practice hard to be great at, and how we can do that without getting down on ourselves.

 

Little Feminist Spotlight & Coloring Page

This month’s coloring page is also a Little Feminist Spotlight! Here we get to learn about Chef Haile Thomas. Haile is a vegan chef and educator. She worked with First Lady Mrs. Obama when she was only 12 years old to help teach kids about being healthy. She was also on the Food Network! She currently has her own company that helps kids be happy and healthy. My son loves cooking and watching the Food Network so he thought it was so fun to learn about a chef, which ties together nicely with this month’s book. Plus, it is a super fun page to color!

Verdict: Little Feminist Book Club was a huge hit this month! Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao is now my son’s favorite book. He said that he loved learning about bao, how they have to pinch, pinch, pinch to close them, and he thought the illustrations were fun and super silly, especially when they show the cat. We strive in our house to always show our kids different cultures and to make sure that they both see strong female leads. This box makes it super fun and easy to get books right to our door that continue to teach our kids about diversity and different life lessons. My son absolutely loves receiving this box each month; he knows it is for him, and he gets so excited discovering what new book he will get. We also love receiving the discussion cards because it gives us questions and activities to do with our son that we might not have thought to do after reading a book before. Now, we can read and then open a dialogue about a situation or emotion. I do think that the price is a bit high for what we receive each month, and even though the value for me is the joy my son has in receiving a special book just for him, I would love to see maybe one more activity sheet or a small book in addition to what we already received. That being said, I still am totally in love with this subscription and I think it is a wonderful way to teach children, especially right now. 

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your next box would be August!

COUPON: Use code SUBADDICTION to save $10 on any subscription!

Check out all of our Little Feminist reviews and our list of the best book clubs for kids!

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Posted in Book Subscription Boxes, Little Feminist Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: little feminist | 1 comment

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  1. Hi Taryn,
    Such a lovely, thoughtful review, thank you. This month’s book looks so great.

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