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Little Feminist Book Club Ages 4-7 Review + Coupon – November 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 0-2, 2-4, 4-7, 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 review is of the Book Club for ages 4-7 years.

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.)

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-on 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 November 2020 Review

I received this welcome card 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!

 

Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack & Isabel Galupo – Retail Value $17.99 (found on sale here for $13.29)

This book is a modern-day fairytale that ends with true love. In this story, there is a Maiden that is invited to the ball where the Prince is hoping to find his wife. The Maiden knows the Prince well, but she doesn’t want to go to the ball because she doesn’t feel that way towards the Prince. She thinks of him more as a brother. Her parents encourage her to go anyway saying that even if she doesn’t love the prince, she might meet someone else there that she could love. At the ball, the Maiden discovers that she is in love with the Princess. They dance, fall in love, and eventually marry. The King and Queen are so happy for their daughter! I really enjoyed this book and loved that it showed two women falling in love. It is a book about diversity but also about acceptance as we see the King and Queen embrace their daughter and her new love. So for me, this is not only a book to teach our children about diversity, it is also a reminder for us as parents that it is our job to learn and teach acceptance as our kids grow. My son is almost 5, but longer books tend not to hold his attention (unless it’s truly something he’s interested in). This book was on the longer side and I think since it had to do so much with love, it didn’t really reel him in (he is very vocal that love is gross and he doesn’t want to ever fall in love or get married!). However, it was a great tool to talk to him about different kinds of love, especially since this isn’t a topic we have discussed with him just yet. I did think he would have more questions, but he simply asked if two girls getting married is ok and if two boys getting married is ok as well. This might be better for kids in the older range, but I did enjoy introducing the topic of diversity and acceptance to him through this lovely book!

From Amazon:

Once in a faraway kingdom, a strong, brave maiden is invited to attend the prince’s royal ball, but she’s not as excited to go as everyone else. After her mother convinces her to make an appearance, she makes a huge impression on everyone present, from the villagers to the king and queen, but she ends up finding true love in a most surprising place. This book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance.

 

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’s book was a new topic for us so I found these cards particularly useful this month. One of my favorite questions was “who do you feel different types of love towards?” Along with “who do you love” and “how do you show them love?” These questions are such a great way to create thoughtful conversations and have your kiddos think critically about their feelings.

Little Feminist In Action: Genderbread Person

This month’s Little Feminist In Action page is a “genderbread person” which comes from the Genderbread Project, which is part of hues, a global justice project. The genderbread person is meant to help us understand different parts of ourselves. You can complete this sheet with your little one by going over identity, expression, attraction, and more. With my son being 4, I do think this was a bit over his head. We talked about gender and our feelings, emotions, and more, but he struggled a bit to identify with each category. I think this would be a great exercise for someone slightly older, but I think for him he wasn’t totally connecting the dots.

Verdict: Little Feminist Book Club featured a modern-day fairytale that captured true love, diversity, and acceptance. We haven’t discussed adult relationships with our son in a big way just yet; he knows people fall in love and get married, but I don’t think he understands all of that very well. He does, however, feel that love is gross and he never wants to get married, he actually talks about it a lot haha. So this book was a really great way to sort of start that conversation about how people can meet and fall in love, how marriage isn’t just for a mommy and daddy like he sees. I truly thought that Fox would have more questions after we read this book, but that is where the discussion cards really came into play for us after reading. I was able to get him to talk more by using the cards and that got a small dialogue going about different types of love. While I think this book and this month’s activity page where slightly over his head at the age of 4, I truly loved the message. The book itself was on the longer side, but I think for someone a little older, this book would be absolutely wonderful. I am going to hold onto this to read to him again in a few years when I think he will understand it all a bit more. That really is what I love about this subscription, even if a book doesn’t totally fit with us right now, I know that it will be handy to have down the road for my kids. 

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your first book will be for December. From Little Feminist:

Once you purchase a book subscription your first box will be shipped within a week. From then on, your book box will be sent the first week of every month.

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 | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. This subscription seems to be more geared towards parents smugness rather than their children’s enjoyment. Genderbread? ROFL. I will be sticking with Bear Stays up for Christmas.

    • Absolutely! Little kids do not need to know this. It’s simply too confusing. Is it like brainwashing?

      • it’s not brainwashing though, it’s exposure. Very likely these kids will grow up with classmates who are transgender, non-binary, or gender non-conforming. Why wouldn’t you want to expose your children to the idea that we can embrace, accept, and celebrate the differences in everyone instead of hiding these differences from your kids?

        we don’t give children enough credit for being able to understand complex ideas like gender or sexual orientation. Kids are surprisingly open-minded until their parents firmly shut that door for them.

    • Thanks so much for your feedback! Not all subscriptions are right for every person or in this case every family or child. This one works well for us, but there are a ton of other children’s book subscriptions out there.

    • Uh…lesbians do exist. Acknowledging their existence in children’s literature isn’t smugness, it’s reality.

  2. Oh my.

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