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Little Feminist Book Club Ages 2-4 February 2022 Review + Coupon

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoFeb 21, 2022 | 2 comments

unpacking Little Feminist

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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.

The Cost: $22.95 per month + $2.95 US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

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

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Opening The Box

 

Little Feminist sends their books in an envelope-style box. Packed snugly inside are the book of the month, a welcome note and activity, and a bookmark with discussion questions listed on the front and back.

Here's What's Inside

Welcome Note & Activity

 

This month's welcome note shares with us how Little Feminist is celebrating Black History Month: with a children's book that highlights Black joy. It foreshadows that the book is filled with models of gentle parenting and an inspiring storyline encouraging kids to dream big. On the other side of the welcome note is this month's activity. To go with the theme of the book, they provided a rocket ship template that families can use to trace and cut out a spaceship using the cardboard box the book came in. I love the repurposing! While your child is decorating their cardboard spaceship, you can ask them the questions provided with the activity. We have yet to do this one, but if I've learned anything from children's subscription boxes it's that even cardboard cutouts can inspire tons of imaginative play!

Remember to Dream, Ebere by Cynthia Erivo (author) and Charnelle Pinkney Barrow (illustrator)  — Retail Value $18.99 (found here for $7.67)

 

What an incredibly sweet story this book offers us. The two characters are a mother and daughter, Ebere. We meet them at the daughter's bedtime, where we learn that Ebere has trouble staying asleep. Each time she wakes up and excitedly rushes into the room to tell her mom about a dream she just had, the mother lovingly encourages her to go back to bed—not in a nagging way, but playfully telling her she needs to return to sleep to find out what happens next. Even though this book is fiction, its example of gentle parenting is incredibly helpful to me as a mother who is home with my kids often. Any exposure to patience in parenting is only a positive thing! As for my daughter, you know, the one this book was intended for: she attentively listened as I read it to her, then promptly asked me to read it again...twice. This is a rare occurrence for her, as she usually has a stack of books she'd like us to go through! I can see why she's so drawn to this book—its story is simple and calm and yet totally imagination-inspiring. The colors of the beautiful illustrations are somehow both bright and calming. The relationship this mother and daughter have is so special. I was happy to read it to her three times in a row.

Discussion Questions

 

Little Feminist always includes a bookmark with discussion questions on the front and back. The questions included this month are some of my favorite yet. Questions like "What would you name your rocketship?" and "Where would you visit?" bring such rich answers out of young children. It's a fun way to learn how wide their world is and how creative they can be.

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $22.95 per month + $2.95 US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. 

Value Breakdown: Little Feminist costs $25.90 per month, including shipping. The book bought from a bookstore costs $18.99. That values the book selection, activity, and discussion questions at $6.91. That feels reasonable to me. If you like to source your books from Amazon, the value quickly changes—Amazon is selling this hardback for $7.67, which puts the less tangible offerings of this subscription at an $18.23 value. That's harder to justify. For me personally, I like to support local bookstores when possible, as well as purchasing books in a way that most benefits authors, so this subscription's value is reasonable to me. I also believe this subscription betters my family and get much more out of it with the welcome note and discussion questions than I would were I to pick it up off a shelf with no context. 

Key Takeaways

Little girl holding a book over her head

Little Feminist Book Club is not and never has been an impressively high-value subscription box in terms of tangible items you find inside of it. The value lies in the book curation and the discussion and activities that surround it. If you're endeavoring to raise a socially aware, caring, mindful human and want your kid's bookshelf to be filled with narratives that open their world up to children and families who live differently than they do, this subscription is awesome for that.

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Other Things You Should Know

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Little Feminist tends to ship the first week of each month. Order now to receive the March box.

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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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2 comments

Traci

Great review, however, you spelled the fabulous and amazing illustrator’s name wrong. It’s not Chantelle it’s Charnelle and she is an amazing artist and all-around amazing and strong black woman.

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Christen

Oh my gosh, I’m horrified! Getting people’s names right is so important to me (especially as someone with an unusual spelling). Thank you for pointing this out, and so kindly. It’s been updated!

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