As a bookworm who breathes and lives books I want to share my love for them with my kids. A few ways we do so is by reading together almost every night. X reads a book from school every day (you know, those black and white paper books that come home every day) while J is working on his reading online.
Just a few months back my husband read my boys “The Sword of Summer” (Magnus Chase series) and they loved every bit of it. And as it is tradition (somewhere) we have started the Harry Potter series…which I am more excited about than they are, oy vey.
So when a good book or a book-related service comes along I get my hands all over it. Take for instance Bookroo.
“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Bookroo is a children’s book subscription service that I have fallen heads over heels for. So, how does Bookroo work?
Bookroo offers two different book subscriptions: picture books or board books. The picture book boxes have two, deliciously wrapped, books for you to enjoy. While the board book boxes include 3 books meticulously wrapped.
We received the picture book box with two lovely wrapped books: The Numberlys and Chamelia (link to profiles – goodreads).
The Numberlys, by William Joyce and Christina Ellis.
The Numberlys is a homage to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, but for kids.
In a world of numbers, where everything is orderly, dull, and gray, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 aren’t willing to accept that this was all there was to life. They knew there had to be more.
Together they set out to work to invent something new, something exciting and not so dull and gray. They removed pieces here and added pieces there and little by little, letter by letter, the alphabet was created! Now everything was exciting and full of color.
Our Thoughts: this book is a great for kids of all ages. The Numberlys teach kids to not conform, to not follow the flow just because everybody else is doing it. They are taught to think outside of the box, to be creative, smart, and to not fear failure. Because sometimes mistakes are the best thing that can happen in our lives.
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class by Ethan Long
Chamelia is a chameleon who loves to be the center of attention. She loves te spotlight, specially at school. Until she fills threatened when a new kid in class becomes the center of attention. A long the book she wrestles with feeling left out. Can she deal with the competition? Or should she learnt o share the spotlight?
Our Thoughts: with both my boys just recently being the new kids in their respective classes I think this book hit a bit close to home for them. They became the center of attention, the New-Kid in school. It was nice to have a book that depicts their story from someone else’s point of view. It taught them that there will be new kids in class in years to come. They learned that friendship is key to over come the nervousness of the spotlight of being new.
So what are you waiting for!? Go and subscribe to the most amazing subscription box service that will expand your child’s whole world.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
― Ernest Hemingway
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