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StoryCaptain Books Ages 4-7 June 2024 + Exclusive MSA Coupon!

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoJun 15, 2024 | 0 comments

StoryCaptain is a children's book subscription that focuses on fostering empathy, understanding, and connection through literacy. Each box comes with 2-3 books, an activity guide, and a fun little freebie. The book selection is under the care of children's literature experts to ensure that every book in your box is both developmentally appropriate and will spark joy. There are two subscription options: one for kids ages 0-3 (board books), and one for ages 4-7 (picture books).

The Cost: $24.95 per month + $4.95 shipping to the US. Save with longer subscriptions.

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This review is of the subscription for ages 4-7.

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

Opening The Box

Subscribers can look forward to a colorful unboxing experience, with their easy-to-spot bright red shipping materials and neatly tissue-paper-wrapped contents.

Here's What's Inside

Welcome Note & Activity

This month we're taken on a "journey across the pond" and introduced to two of what our info card calls "Britain's literary treasures, both old and new." A description of each book is on the card, and on the back are three simple, mess-free activities you can do with your child. A summer-y sticker sheet is also included!

Room on the Broom by by Julia Donaldson (Author), Axel Scheffler (Author) — Retail Value $18.99

Currently on sale for $6.99

I was so excited to get my hands on this book because I'd heard of it and wondered what might be between its covers that makes it so beloved. I get it now! It's a sweet story of a friendly witch who loses accessories as she flies through the air, and the friendly critters she picks up as she lowers to fetch them. The big conflict is when the broom itself breaks and the witch encounters an ill-intentioned dragon. It turns out all her little animal friends team up to rescue her. It's so sweet and a great example of the positive impacts of being welcoming and inclusive.

The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord (Author, Illustrator), Janet Burroway (Author) — Retail Value $9.99

Found on sale for $8.09

We absolutely adore the vintage book we received in April's box, and so my eyes practically popped out of my head seeing another book that's clearly from the '70s. This one is a silly tale about a community of people upon whose village wasps have descended. They come together to think of a solution to rid themselves of their wasp problem, and they collectively come up with the idea to create a giant jam sandwich to attract and trap the wasps. They invent ways to make a huge loaf of bread and a great deal of jam, they work together to make the sandwich, and with the help of the birds they send the sticky wasps away. It's so lighthearted and comical to spend some time in this fantastical world!

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $24.95 per month + $4.95 shipping to the US. Save with longer subscriptions.

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 50% off your first box with code MSA50!
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Value Breakdown: This subscription costs $29.90, with shipping included. June's box included two picture books—one hardback and one paperback—that add up to $28.98 using full retail prices, or $15.08 using Amazon sale prices. These sale prices are ridiculously low—lower than usual. At full retail value, the contents of this box almost break even, but there is also value to the book selection, activity ideas, and stickers that make this box feel worthwhile to me.

Key Takeaways

We were thrilled to gain a new classic and an old relic on our bookshelves this month. My five-year-old felt a connection with both stories, and so did her three-year-old sister!

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To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of this review's publication, this box is still available. After placing your order, your first box will be shipped within 3 business days. For subsequent boxes, they will be shipped either at the beginning or the middle of each future month.

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Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen. I am all sorts of things:

🌳 a writer who loves to convey feeling

🌲 a mother who wants to have just as much fun as my kids do

🌳 an outdoors-lover who's achieved #1000hoursoutside with my family

🌲 a low-maintenance self-carer

🌳 a general hungry person with an unstoppable sweet tooth

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 dancing to live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.

...and doing it all with energy, delight, and jokes along the way.


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