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Little Feminist Book Club Ages 4-7 January 2023 Review

Carlos Lamborn
ByCarlos LambornJan 24, 2023 | 2 comments

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Little Feminist Book Club is a monthly book subscription box for kids ages newborn to nine years old. Each month you will receive one to two books selected to help diversify your bookshelf for $22.95 per month + $2.95 flat rate shipping. 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 review is of the Book Club for ages 4-7 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.)

First Impressions

 

Little Feminist Book Club items come in a distinctive cardboard holder with drawings on it. In addition to the book(s), Little Feminist includes an introduction to the book (which has an activity on the reverse side – see below) and a bookmark with thought-provoking questions.

What's Inside The Box

A Sweet New Year for Ren by Michelle Sterling - Retail Value $18.99

 

The story is about a girl named Ren who wants to join in preparing for the Lunar New Year with her family. However, every time she tried to help, she is told she is too little. She never lets it get her down and continues to ask to help. She gets her chance when her older brother comes home and teaches her how to do things that she is big enough for. Soon, everyone sees she not too little after all. With the home - and their bellies – full, they enjoy the New Year together. There is a Pineapple Cake recipe in the back of the book to try at home.

I thought it was funny that my daughter compared the girl in this book to her younger brother, since he is the small one in our family. It's doubly funny, because our three-year-old son is actually the one who most likes to help cook and shop for groceries. So, my girl felt this book would be better for her brother and didn't dwell on it too long. I personally really liked this one and enjoyed the illustrations deeply. Nothing like cooking to bring family together.

From Simon & Schuster:

Celebrate the Lunar New Year through a young girl’s family traditions in this charming picture book featuring illustrations by New York Times bestselling artist Dung Ho that also includes a recipe for pineapple cakes.

Little Ren looks forward to the preparation for and festivities of Lunar New Year, but she is always too little to help make the delicious pineapple cakes that are her favorite. She watches family members rolling out the dough and loves the mouth-watering smell. Watching and waiting, when will Ren be old enough?

What Do You Think Card

 

Each book comes with a 'What Do You Think' card that provides questions that you can ask your little reader about the book. They are nice in the way they help you ask direct questions– something that might actually get a real answer rather than "It was good" or "I liked it."

Little Feminist In Action

 

This month's activity asks your little one to color, cut out, and assemble a dragon. When it's finished, it dances sort of like the Chinese New Year dragons you may have seen in a parade. My girl always like to do things like this, but quickly loses interest after the task is finished. At least she sat still for five minutes.

The Verdict

Even if this installment of Little Feminist Book Club will not linger in my child's mind, it made an impression on me. They often do. The beauty of this sub is how it tells stories from children from all walks of life and from all around the world. Kids this age are all being told they are too small for things, so it was nice for my child to see that it happens to other people and it eventually changes. Plus, seeing the family cook together made her think of grandma's house and hearing her make that connect was beautiful. Another nice installment from this sub.

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

Subscribers – current or future – will have to be understanding of the fact that Little Feminist Book Club is not a subscription that saves you money. The cost of the sub will always be a little more than the book itself. This subscription's true value is the quality of the books and the complementary paperwork, which is carefully chosen and sent to your front door. If you are focused on dollar amounts, this subscription may not be for you. The monthly subscription costs $26 (with shipping). This book retails for about $19. That is a $7 difference in value. That's pretty good for these sub.

One thing to note: Little Feminist offers four ways to purchase: monthly, three months, six months, and 12 months. They cost $22.95, $21.95, $19.95, and $18.95, respectively. Shipping is always $2.95. So if you were certain you'd like this subscription for a year, it would be $4 cheaper per month and much closer to the book's retail value.

To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You have to order before the 25th to receive that month’s selection. From Little Feminist:

Once you purchase a book subscription your first box will be shipped within a week. From then on, your book box will be sent the first week of every month.

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Carlos Lamborn
Carlos Lamborn
Carlos is a husband and father of two. He likes coffee, beer, camping, disc golf, a good box cutter, and the accomplishment of even the most menial home-owning task. Carlos is new to the world of subscription boxes and loves the wonderment of receiving them in the new mailbox he just spent all day installing.

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Wendy

Great review, love anything fun and educational for kids. Nothing like inspiring them to read more and additional themed projects that relates to their reading.

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Carlos Lamborn

I agree. This sub has been pretty good for my daughter. It can be hit and miss, but it’s usually her mood and not the sub itself. Thanks for commenting.

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