Little Feminist Book Club is a monthly book subscription box for kids ages newborn to 9 years old. Each month you will receive one to two books to help diversify your bookshelf. Plus, you will also receive hands-on activities and tools to help bring your book 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 0-2 years.
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 Little Feminist Book Club
The Subscription Box: Little Feminist Book Club
The Cost: $23.75 per month + $2.95 flat-rate U.S. shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: At least one book (sometimes more) and hands-on activities and tools to help bring your book to life.
Ships to: The U.S. for $2.95 and worldwide for varying rates.
Little Feminist Book Club Ages 0-2 April 2021 Review
I received this welcome sheet introducing this month’s books. They go over a few details about the books and how you can share your thoughts with them after reading the book with your little ones.
On the back of the welcome page is this month’s activity, which is “Baby's Family Book." This month's activity suggests making a book with immediate family members and pets as well as family that isn't so close. I love this idea, and even though we swipe through photos on the phone, it is just not the same. This will be a great activity as Ro is beginning to surprise us by repeating some words here and there. My family will be thrilled to hear him say their names, and this book will give him lots of practice!
I Love My Haircut! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley – Retail value $7.99
This is a book about a father and son duo heading to the barbershop to get baby's first haircut. Ronan hasn't had his first haircut yet, so this may come in handy in a few months. Getting a haircut is a daunting task, so I definitely sympathize with this young man's fears. Each person Miles runs into before his appointment tells him that he will need to be brave; his dad explains to him that brave means not afraid. He gets a little shaken when he hears the loud clippers coming closer and closer, but, luckily, dad is there to help him to be brave. He faces the clippers head-on, brave just like his dad! The book ends with dad requesting the same haircut as his son chose, aw!
My Family, Your Family! by Kathryn Cole & Cornelia Li – Retail value $10.95
Another beautifully illustrated book! This book features several different types of families while demonstrating their everyday lives. All families share the same activities; they eat, play, and spend time together alike, no matter who the members are or where they live. I absolutely love the inclusivity of this book and the little stories each illustration tells without needing to spell anything out.
Little Feminist Book Club includes discussion questions for each book every month. Each card follows the book's themes and provides questions to discuss with your little reader about their reading experience and other topics to consider. Ronan was instantly drawn to My Family, Your Family because of all of the people in each picture. We flipped through each page and found mama, dad, and even Murray in a few photos. We talked about where each family was and what they were doing; it is a great book for discussions since there isn't a whole lot of reading to do. I Love My Haircut is such a sweet book all about some father-son bonding. Ronan loves his hair, so I don't foresee us taking a trip to the barbershop any time soon. It was fun to watch Ro point out his long hair and I used my fingers like scissors through his hair; he mimicked the motion in my hair, too.
Verdict: Little Feminist Book Club included two cardboard books this month featuring diverse characters and families. I Love My Haircut features a young man getting his first haircut with his dad by his side. He steps up into the barber's chair nervously, and his dad helps him to overcome fear and be brave. My Family, Your Family is an awesome book with many types of families featured. It is an awesome tool to help Ronan see all the different types of families out there, especially since he is a sheltered quarantine baby! This subscription is great to find books that are inclusive and usually feature female characters. After shipping, this subscription adds up to $26.70 a month; the two books cost $18.94. I love the convenience of having cute, diverse selections shipped to my door every month; however, if I were to buy these books from another source, I could save around $8. Considering that Ronan is too young to grasp discussion questions, this month left me wanting a little more from this subscription.
To Wrap Up:
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