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

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoApr 26, 2022 | 0 comments

Little Feminist April 2022 for ages 2-4

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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

 

Each month's box comes with a welcome note written to parents that describes why the included book was chosen, and some details to keep an eye out for. On the reverse side is an activity that relates to the book. This month's activity encourages you and your child to pull out some of their favorite stuffed animals or toys and have a conversation about the stories or personas your child imagines surrounds them. Some months the activities are more involved than this, inviting drawing or other crafting.

Kunoichi Bunny by Sara Cassidy (Author), Brayden Sato (Illustrator) — Retail Value $19.95

 

This month's hardback picture book is a children's graphic novel about a young girl and her stuffed bunny. The girl and her father are out and about for the day, and she is being pushed in a stroller for much of the time. With very few words (mainly sound effects), we are shown how the girl "saves the day" multiple times with the help of her beloved toy. In a few cases, the stuffed bunny risks being left behind and her father has to go back and grab it. As the adventures are at their most thrilling, the images are bright with a blue tint and depicted in large boxes...as the young girl gets sleepy and the action begins to slow, we are shown warmer colors and smaller pictures within wider margins. Very sweetly, at the end of the day as she is falling asleep, her dad washes her bunny, tucks it under his daughter's arm as she sleeps, and kisses them both good night.

If art is meant to make you feel things, Kunoichi Bunny is art at its finest. My daughter and I found ourselves quite wide-eyed as we teamed up to describe what was going on in each frame. At the end, my heartstrings were tugged when the father returned to kiss the bunny—yes! Of course! Any parent knows that a child's favorite stuffed animal is practically part of the family. And then, when our first read of this story ended, my daughter paused, and then burst into tears. She'd had a beloved stuffed bunny named Parrot that she took on adventures with her, as well, stuffed in her backpack or Velcro'd around her wrist. On many occasions she held it close as she rode in the bike seat on the back of her dad's bike, and on one day she fell asleep and let Parrot go. Papa didn't realize until they got home and he noticed Parrot was missing. We posted all over social media, in our neighborhood's group, checked lost and found boxes all along their route, asked regulars in the park to keep an eye out, but we never located Parrot. I think this book was a little close to home!

What's so amazing about the situation to me is that even though the Parrot incident was nearly a year ago, when my daughter was two, and we hadn't talked about it in many, many months. She made the connection to the book on her own, and through experiencing this graphic novel, we have been given an opportunity to discuss some of those feelings she wasn't able to voice when she was younger, and validate her sadness. What a cool, unexpected side effect of this book.

Discussion Questions

 

While some months I really value the discussion question bookmark for the conversation-starting ideas it gives me as a parent, this month I felt the discussion questions provided were all concepts we had covered together as we read through this wordless book. The questions seemed intuitive to ask, like "Saya and her bunny also took care of someone by making them smile. How do you think that made them feel?" Perhaps the fact that I know my daughter (who will be four this summer) would answer this with ease is a sign that she is approaching readiness for Little Feminist's 4-7 age group!

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

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

Value Breakdown: Those who are familiar with Little Feminist Book Club know this isn't a subscription for big discounts or deals. The same is true of all the age tiers. The value lies in the book curation, introduction, activity, and discussion questions. It does a great job at that! Dollar wise, this monthly subscription costs $25.90 per month, including the cost of shipping. This month's picture book was a new release that costs $19.95. That means the extras that I described a moment ago are valued at $5.95. 

Key Takeaways

Kunoichi Bunny is a work of art. The illustrations and storyline (however you interpret it!) are beautiful. It really made our family feel things and helped us process a challenging experience regarding a beloved stuffed bunny of our own. This was our first time with a graphic novel and we learned that they're a style of book that we really enjoy!

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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 May box.

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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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