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. The cost is $22.95 per month + $2.50 flat-rate U.S. shipping.
This review is of the Book Club for ages 0-2 years.
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Little Feminist always includes a similar welcome sheet introducing this month's contents.
On the back of the welcome page is this month’s activity, which is “Sights and Sounds Scavenger Hunt.”
We completed a very loose form of a scavenger hunt, because it is nearly impossible to get Ronan to concentrate, and I always need to keep my hands empty in case I need to instantly scoop him up when we are outside. I asked him the sight/sound questions listed and he was quick to answer. He pointed to a loud truck, bunnies hopping in the yard, and sniffed many flowers along the way (bonus points for adding sense of smell to this game?). He absolutely loves walking outside and the more he gets to explore, the happier he is! I love discovering how smart he is, and in asking these questions, I realized how perceptive he can be, especially when there aren't any screens around us.
What's Inside This Box
Glow by Ruth Forman, illustrated by Geneva Bowers – Retail value $8.99
I could take a lesson from this kid's evening of self-care. Ice cream, a long bubble bath, and a soft bed? That's the life! This book reads like a poem, and it is beautifully written. The illustrations are adorable, and it makes me long for a peaceful, worry-free night. Ronan enjoyed this bedtime story and picked out a few of his favorite things in the illustrations like the rubber duckie, bubbles, and of course the ice cream cone.
Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak by Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd – Retail value $9.95
Even though the title of this book is a mouthful, I thoroughly enjoy the colorful, textured pages. Ronan loved helping me point to each animal and making the sound of each, which got increasingly louder and louder. My sister lives on the west coast, so it felt like I was going through one of her photo albums; we found Aunt Ajja on each page, even if we had to pretend that she was an orca or a sea lion.
Little Feminist Book Club included discussion cards for each book this month. Glow's discussion questions reflect on self-care, defining it as practicing what makes us feel good. Ro doesn't have to tell me his expression of self-care, which is easily sipping on chocolate milk in a warm bath while roaring along with his dinosaurs or just simply enjoying a long afternoon nap.
Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak revolves around using our senses and acknowledging how each sight or sound makes us feel. I know Ronan feels absolute delight when he sees a giant truck roaring down the street, and I feel happiest when I can enjoy a few quiet moments on the couch with a sleeping toddler in my arms.
Little Feminist Book Club has a knack for finding obscure and diverse reads. I love the books they chose this month; both of them feature a lot of illustrations of the outdoors which Ronan is completely obsessed with. He never wants to be indoors anymore, so maybe these books will hold him over when it starts getting chilly out (wishful thinking). I love the way Glow reads like a poem, and the illustrations in Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak are beautiful. Both books retail for under $10, but they were excellent finds for fall reading.
After shipping, this subscription adds up to $25.90 a month; if you're someone who doesn't mind paying a price for an excellent curation and content, then this subscription may be worth it to you. The subscription holds a value that doesn't monetarily meet its cost, but I appreciate what they're doing.
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Other Things You Should Know
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