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.
On the back of the welcome page is this month’s activity, which is “Listening Walk." This month's activity suggests taking a walk to listen to nature's sounds. It is a difficult task when your toddler is more interested in making a dash towards really anything that tickles his fancy, so catching him in the right mood is key. The prime time for this month's activity came after a long afternoon nap. We walked to a beautiful cemetery that is close by and sat down in the serene silence. It was a nice opportunity to point out our ears and eyes (his new favorite activity) while also pointing to chirping birds, crunchy leaves, and other noise-making elements. There aren't enough of these moments in our daily life, so making a point to find some zen moments outside will definitely be on our agenda from here out.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! illustrated by Annie Kubler – Retail value $5.99
This super sweet, simple book is a fun easy read. It is a larger cardboard book that really helps the pictures come to life, with its cute, inclusive characters. It is an interactive introduction to books, and it actually keeps Ronan's attention. The back cover has this nursery rhyme converted into song; when I read aloud, I tend to sing the words, anyway, but at least now I can try to follow the notes.
My Heart Beats by Raina Singh – Retail value $10.95
Ronan and I absolutely love this book. It is the only one he's been reaching for. Right now, he is going through a lonely quarantine baby phase, and any chance he can get to socialize with people his size, he is going to take, even if it is just having a one-sided babbling conversation with the babies in this book. Each page represents the sound a heart makes from different parts of the world, and even though it may sound a little different, each loving beat means the same thing. I love reading this book with Ro before bed; we both feel each other's heartbeats and make a "bom bom" sound.
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. This month's books really caught Ro's attention. He has been more attentive and actually lets me finish reading before aggressively turning the page on me. It is such a joy going through each page with him and trying to get the most out of each read. I love pointing to each baby in My Heart Beats and counting down with him, then blasting off in Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!
Verdict: Little Feminist Book Club included two cardboard books this month featuring diverse characters and excellent illustrations and pictures. Each of the featured books this month were amazing interactive books that really gave us a chance to explore and bond beyond the pages. This subscription is great to find books that are inclusive and feature diverse types of friends or families. After shipping, this subscription adds up to $26.70 a month; the two books cost $16.94. 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 over $10. Considering that Ronan is too young to grasp discussion questions, this month left me wanting a little more from this subscription, again.
To Wrap Up:
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