Powell’s Boox March 2018 Subscription Box Review

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Powell’s Boox is a bimonthly picture book subscription. For $35.95 every other month, the box features one new hardcover picture book and an additional hardcover staff favorite, along with other exciting goodies.

The picture books they include are usually with diverse characters, inventive story lines, exquisite illustrations, and charming prose for you to treasure for years to come.

The items were tightly wrapped in plastic.


Each box comes with a coloring sheet.

The back of the coloring sheet shows a list of all the items in the box and why they were selected.

Everything in my box!

Wishpets Octopus ($8.93) The kids can’t get enough of this cute little orange octopus! It’s so cuddly, and it’s even smiling right back at you.

It makes a great companion whether forreading bedtime stories or when traveling. It’s easy to clean too, you just have to hand wash it with light soap and cold water. Plus it’s baby safe – the octopus’ features are all embroidered on!

Yellow Kayak Poster This beautifully drawn poster has a coloring sheet on the back, and it arrived rolled but somewhat creased. It was inspired by one of this month’s picture books, Yellow Kayak.

The poster features intricate details, it’s good enough to be framed and displayed in the kids’ room were it not creased. Still, it’s pretty enough to stick it up with some tack n stick!

At the back are images the kids can color on their own. Like the poster, it has intricate details so it might be a challenge for kids. Still, it’s a fun off-screen activity to do!

Yellow Kayak By Nina Laden & Melissa Castrillon ($13.64)

A child and his beloved best friend go on a grand sea adventure in this magical picture book by the author and artist who created If I Had a Little Dream.

You just never know what a new day will hold if you are brave enough to find out. On one quiet afternoon, a boy and his special friend’s unexpected adventure bring joy and excitement and sights never imagined. And the best part of any adventure is returning home with stories to tell and you best friend at your side.

Both the front and back covers are colorful and filled with different sea creatures.

Inside the flap is a short synopsis.

Here’s a glimpse of another part of the book where the yellow kayak and the ones riding it are facing a storm in the sea.

It depicts a strong friendship since the characters are seen comforting each other during a challenging situation. The kids enjoyed this a lot! And with the quality of the illustrations, I bet even adults are going to be impressed.

The Uncorker Of Ocean Bottles By Michelle Cuevas ($12.13)

A message in a bottle holds the promise of surprise and wonder, as told in this enthralling picture book by Caldecott Medalist Erin E. Stead
 
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, who lives alone atop a hill, has a job of the utmost importance. It is his task to open any bottles found at sea and make sure that the messages are delivered. He loves his job, though he has always wished that, someday, one of the letters would be addressed to him. One day he opens a party invitation—but there’s no name attached. As he devotes himself to the mystery of the intended recipient, he ends up finding something even more special: the possibility of new friends.

Here’s the back part of the book which shows the protagonist of the story, The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles.

This part shows the plot summary of the picture book. It’s a heartwarming read!

Illustrations cover both pages. The text is short, so there’s more time to ponder on it and on the illustration.

The colors used are light and the watercolor style is really pleasing to the eyes.

The total value of this box was $34.7, it’s a little short from the $39.95 bimonthly cost of the box. However, the picture books are really impressive quality-wise, and my kids enjoyed both the illustrations and the stories a lot! There’s also a new toy and a poster to go along with the theme of the month. Kids and parents alike are sure to enjoy this fun subscription box and I found both the value and selections to be better than the previous time we tried out this box!

What do you think of this month’s Boox box?

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Powell’s Boox

BOOX, Powell’s subscription picture book club, delivers a thoughtfully curated box to your doorstep every eight weeks. Each box features one new hardcover picture book and an additional hardcover staff favorite, along with other exciting goodies. Includes picture books with diverse characters, inventive story lines, exquisite illustrations, and charming prose for you to treasure for years to come.

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