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Little Feminist Book Club Ages 2-4 May 2022 Review

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoMay 23, 2022 | 0 comments

Little Feminist Book Club Ages 2-4 May 2022

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

 

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. Often we receive 1 book, or occasionally two with a similar theme, but this month we received two books that go in different directions. One brings awareness to the senses, and the other is a spatial thinking book that introduces us to parts of contemporary Cherokee culture. The activity this month is sort of an around-the-house scavenger hunt, wherein the child is supposed to find things that are soft, heavy, and more, and mark the squares as they go.

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! by Art Coulson (Author), Madelyn Goodnight (Illustrator) — Retail Value $15.99 (found on sale here for $13.32)

 

This is our third Storytelling Math book, and the other two we have are ongoing favorites. They really get my almonst-four-year-old thinking and invite her to interact with books in a different way than usual. The exposure to spatial thinking through storytelling is extremely compelling, and satisfying when the main character in each book solves their task at the end. It's not uncommon for books in the Storytelling Math series to also explore another language and culture through the storyline. In Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! we are introduced to the language and culture of Native Americans from the Cherokee Nation. There is a glossary with translations at the back of the book, but our first read-through was prior to consulting the glossary, and the unfamiliar-to-us language that's woven in was simple enough that we could piece pronunciations and meanings together using context clues.

Quiet! by Kate Alizadeh — Retail Value $17.99

 

The second book is a simple, repetitive text story of a child who is preparing for bed and is paying attention to all the sounds and activity going on in the house around them. All throughout the illustrations are suggestions of noises or movements that things make, like the creak of a door, the purr of a cat, or the flicker of a TV. My husband and I both agree that onomatopoeia books can be a little fatiguing to read aloud, but we also both agree that the ones in this book seem sort of like suggestions to explore, rather than text to be read aloud every time. It's not a life-changing book, but it's cute.

Discussion Questions

 

Little Feminist always provides a bookmark filled with discussion questions for each book included in the box. They're a mix of questions to jog your kid's memory about the storyline, and questions that encourage your child to relate to the characters in the book.

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

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

Value Breakdown: Little Feminist Book Club costs $25.90 per month, which includes the cost of shipping. Most months the contents of the box don't break even in terms of cost value, but if you're like me and value the book selection, welcome note, activity, and discussion questions then it feels worth it. This month the two books provided total $31.31 (using the sale price for Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!), making it the first month in over a year of receiving this box that the value of the contents outweighs that of the subscription. Huge deal!

Key Takeaways

It was exciting to receive two books this month! We enjoyed both, but our favorite was Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! because we love books that offer an introduction to math through storytelling, as well as learning about a culture that my child had yet to be exposed to through literature.

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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 June 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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