Bookroo Review – October 2016

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Check out my giveaway and coupon code for $10 off your first box at the end of the review!

I am proud to say that I am turning my kids into total book nerds. Literally the first and only word that Alexa can say is “buh” when she picks up a book and throws it at us. My husband and I read multiple books to them daily and it is our favorite way to unwind as a family for the night. Reading to them also guarantees a snuggle from Max so I might have ulterior motives as well.

That’s why when I found out about Bookroo, I had to try it out because this service is right up our alley!

What it is:

Bookroo is a subscription-based book service that sends a box every month filled with either three board books (for children ranging from ages 0-2.5 years old) or two hardcover picture books (geared towards children ranging from ~2.5-6 years old.)

Bookroo prides itself on finding “hidden gems” as opposed to sending classics. However, if you happen to own the book that is sent, all you have to do is take a picture of you gifting the book to someone else and Bookroo will give you $5 off your next box.

I chose the hardcover option and received the October box. As you will see, it is Halloween-themed!

The cost:

The cost of a box is $17.99 + $5SH for 1 month; $16.66 + $5SH for 3 months; $16.33 + $5SH for 6 months; and $15.99 + $5SH for 12 months.

The products:

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Bookroo includes a card with a description of the books inside. I love that they share the lessons that can be learned from reading each story.


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Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman ($17.99): I really love this book because even though it has a Halloween theme (due to the wold in a bunny costume) the real story is about sibling rivalry and love. Since we are currently navigating the waters of siblinghood, it never hurts to reinforce stories about sibling love! Never!

The story is about a baby wolf who is introduced into the bunny family with Mama, Papa, and Dot. Mama and Papa immediately dote on baby Wolfie who can do no wrong. Meanwhile, Dot is suspicious and skeptical about the intruder who is, quite literally, a wolf in bunny’s clothing.

Ultimately, they end up in a situation where Wolfie is in danger and Dot, automatically and instinctively, saves her brother from being eaten as opposed to using that as an opportunity to flee. It’s an endearing story of unconditional love and adorably illustrated.


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The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell ($17.00): This is a heartwarming story about three little monsters – Grouch, Grump, and Gloon ‘n’ Doom – who like to SMASH, CRASH, and BASH! In order to create even greater mischief, they decide to create big, bad, monster!

Much to their dismay, they’ve actually created a gentle giant with a lisp whose first words are: “Dank you!” The gentle giant is only grateful to be alive and through him, the three little monsters learn how to slow down and appreciate the little things in life.

This is a great lesson not only for the kids but also for the adults to appreciate.


The verdict:

The total retail value of this month’s box is approximately $34.99! But, the real question is, how much can you buy it for on Amazon? It turns out that the cost is almost identical to purchasing a 1 month subscription box + SH! In my opinion, that makes it completely worth it. (Especially if you buy more than one month.)

Amazon is pretty rock bottom for book prices. The value added is that Bookroo introduced me to excellent quality books that I would not have otherwise come across (at least not without extensive effort.) And what I absolutely love most about the books that I received was the positive messages in each story.

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Best of all, Bookroo has agreed to sponsor a giveaway so that one of my lucky readers has a chance to win a one-month subscription box. And for those of you who are interested in trying Bookroo (or are thinking of gifts for the upcoming holiday seasons) you can use coupon code: MOMMYTOMAX for $10 off your first box!

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The giveaway will run until November 25th, 2016, 11:59PM EST. Open to US residents only. I will e-mail the winners for their shipping and order information within 24 hours. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for writing this post. I did, however, receive a sample product for review purposes. Nonetheless, this review is 100% my honest opinion and, to the best of my ability, an unbiased review.

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  1. Marsali Andrews November 19, 2016

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