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Little Feminist Book Club Ages 2-4 Review + Coupon – April 2021

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoAug 4, 2021 | 1 comment

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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 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 children's book subscription sends books that highlight lesser-represented characters and teaches important life lessons with beauty and nuance.

This review is of the Book Club for ages 2-4 years.

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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.)

Little Feminist book from the April 2021 age 2-4 age group: Off to See the Sea

About Little Feminist Book Club

The Subscription Box: Little Feminist Book Club

The Cost: $22.95 per month + $2.95 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. Shipping costs may vary for international orders.

Little Feminist Book Club Ages 2-4 April 2021 Review

Little Feminist recently made a change to their age range offerings, which included the addition of a new club for children ages 2-4. On their website it says that some months they'll send a single picture book; others, they'll send two board books. My daughter, Lorelai, is approaching 3. This month she received one picture book.


The book arrived in a slim cardboard box, with this sheet of cardstock that's printed with an April welcome note. This month's theme is all about make believe. I feel seen by the welcome note's acknowledgement that "life with a toddler means a lot of convincing throughout the day," as well as that the days are long but the years are short. All of this rings true! The reverse side offers an activity for inspiring imaginative play. It's meant to be explored together as adult and child—you create a low-tech spinner out of a pencil and paper clip, and start with whatever animal and setting is shown. I can see spinning the paperclip being an entire activity in and of itself!


Off to See the Sea by Nikki Grimes & Elizabeth Zunon - Retail value $17.99 (found on sale here for $14.39)

This month's book takes us on a make-believe bath time adventure. A mother joyously guides her child through all sorts of imaginary ocean scenes with her tub toys. While some of the most exciting pages depict big, colorful collages of rough seas and tugboats, I also like that it touches base with reality throughout—the pages where there are bubbles and shampooing, seem to make the "bigger" moments of splashing and swimming a little less overwhelming to my daughter. Bath time is also a tough sell in our house, so I appreciate the intrigue that this book created around it, and genuinely gained some ideas for how to make it more enticing!


Discussion Question Cards

Little Feminist always includes discussion questions along with the book they send. When we first started receiving this box just about 5 months ago, they seemed a little challenging for my two-year-old daughter, and I often found myself having to rephrase and simplify them for her to better be able to answer. But she's gone through a ton of development in recent months, and we have so much fun with these questions. Sometimes I get nonsensical answers from her, but she always seems to know just what she means!

Verdict: My family and I really enjoyed the bath-themed book from this month's Little Feminist Book Club delivery. Not only has it helped me entice my stubborn bath avoider into the tub, but it's also just a fun story with captivating imagery, poetic language, and a depiction of a wonderfully loving family. 

In terms of value, this subscription functions a little differently than most others do. If you're looking for a deal on books, this isn't going to be your jam. If you value supporting a business that emphasizes representation in children's literature, thoughtfully selects books to add to your kid's shelf accordingly, and supplies you with simple but useful educational tools, you may be happy with Little Feminist. I'll add bonus points in for this subscription if you value a subscription that spares you of tons of "stuff" and waste. Numbers wise, this subscription costs $25.90 ($22.95 per month + $2.95 shipping). This book, purchased full-price, costs $17.99. On Amazon, it costs $14.39. Which means you're paying $7.91-$11.51 for the book selection, activity, and discussion questions in this subscription. That may feel more worth it to some than others.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you'll likely receive the May box. 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.

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

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Little Feminist is a children’s book and activity subscription that focuses on diversity and gender equality, teaching 0-9 year old girls and boys (yes, boys can be feminists too!) empathy and perseverance. Books-of-the-month are selected by a team of educators, librarians, and parents, who then cre... read more.
Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen! I've been writing with MSA since 2017. I am all sorts of things: a writer, a mother, an outdoors-lover, a low-maintenance self-carer, and general hungry person.

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in colors and silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.

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My toddler has always been difficult to bathe. He hated the water and would scream so loud we’d resort to wearing ear plugs sometimes. He’s much better now, but he’s still not a fan of water on his face. I’m going to buy this book in hopes that it will help. Thank you for this review!

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