Welcome Bookroo to the ring…Bookroo is a monthly subscription box that brings children’s books to your doorstep each month. This company was founded by a team of three brothers and their wives who care not only about getting books into the hands of little ones, but also their social impact. This team makes sure they use recycled and recyclable packaging and they donate to children in need through Reach Out and Read (a program that donates 6.5 million books to children).
So, what’s in the boxes? “Each box contains either 3 board books or 2 picture books and the combined retail value of the books always exceed the subscription price!” The board books are suggested for ages 0-3 and the picture books for 2-6.
For my review it will be focusing on the 2 picture book option. I received the books Fly Blanky Fly, and Two Shy Pandas. Each book came wrapped in beautiful wrapping paper. Fly Blanky Fly, by Anne Margaret Lewis illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, is a beautifully illustrated book about a boy and his adventures with his blanky before bedtime. It uses repetition and the word flow is easy to read and fun. Two Shy Pandas, by Julia Jarman illustrated by Susan Varley, is about two pandas who live next door to each other, but are too shy to talk to each other. This story shared a positive message and gives kids a good concept to think about.
So, why did this box win my affections? Because I am a true believer in reading to my children, so this box idea embodies the idea “the gift that keeps on giving.” I looked up each of these books and Fly Blanky Fly starts at $16.40 and Two Shy Pandas at $15.15 for a total of $31.55, so you are receiving a great deal through Bookroo, especially if you select the six month option ($17.50 a month)! This would make a great addition as a Christmas present, and as the parent or gift giver you get a surprise in the mail that you need not fight the crowds for. J
Boxes start at $17.50 per month for six months ($104.99 with free shipping), $18.66 per month for 3 months ($55.99 with free shipping), or $19.99 per month (with free shipping). If you are interested in ordering Bookroo, receive $4 off your first month with this link http://bit.ly/1QcDqit !
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or something you would like me to include in my reviews, just let me know.