December 2016 BookCase.Club review time!
If you haven’t heard, BookCase.Club is a monthly subscription box that sends you a selection of handpicked books in the genre of your choice. There are currently 8 different genres to choose from including Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Cookbooks, and Children’s. Each box will consist of two carefully handpicked titles, with the exception of the Children’s subscription which includes four books. The Cookbook and Military History genres are sent quarterly, while the rest are shipped on a monthly basis.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are just $9.99/month (plus $5 shipping), or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can save 15% on your first month with coupon code “Rosebuds15“!
Let’s see what’s in my December 2016 BookCase.Club box!
Everything was shipped in a white and blue box with the BookCase.Club logo on top.
A peek inside! — Once again, I chose the “Read to Me” Case which includes 4 hardcover children’s books.
As always, they didn’t include a “true” info card, but they did include a festive Christmas crossword puzzle. 🙂
Santa Duck by David Milgrim ($6.99, Amazon) – I was hoping December’s box would feature all holiday-themed books, but this was the only one that fit the bill. Thankfully it was super cute. 🙂 It’s about a Duck named Nicholas who finds a red coat and hat on his doorstep which he happily decides to try on. He then sets out to track down Santa and let him know what he wants for Christmas. On the way, he’s stopped by various animal friends who tell him what they want for Christmas — mistaking Nicholas for Santa thanks to his new outfit. Of course, everything works out in the end and a Merry Christmas is had by all. 😉
The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner ($15.97, Amazon) – This book brings to life a Jewish folktale about a little girl named Ruthie who tries to help others by knitting warm mittens from her family’s wool. One day, a deaf woman and her baby are taken into Ruthie’s home for the night and she notices a string tied from the woman’s wrist to the baby’s. Later into the night, she hears the baby crying and flailing his arms — which jostles the string and awakens his mother so that she can comfort him. Ruthie then knits a special set of mittens with a string attached to keep the woman and her baby warm during the cold winter nights. Awww. Such a sweet book!
Peter Rabbit My Father’s Flying Machine ($3.99, Amazon) – I had no idea that there was a new version of Peter Rabbit that’s apparently a show on Nickelodeon? Odd. Anyway, this book is about a group of friends who set off to find pieces of an old flying machine and work as a team to put it back together. Not a bad story, but probably the least impressive book of the bunch.
New Red Bike! by James E. Ransome ($16.95, Amazon) – A simple story about a boy named Tom who gets a brand new bike and rides it over to his friend Sam’s house. When he knocks on the door to no answer, he turns around and sees that his bike is gone. Soon after, Sam rolls up with the bike and they take turns on it until Sam’s parents miraculously(!) show up with a new bike for him as well. That’s seriously all that happens. Kind of a bizarre ending, but both boys were happy so whatever. 😉
While I was kinda hoping December’s BookCase.Club box would consist solely of holiday books, I still enjoyed the selections. My favorites were definitely “Santa Duck” and “The Mitten String”. — Both of which are actually perfect for the holiday season. The total retail (Amazon) value for all 4 books this time was just under $44! 😀 — Don’t forget, you can save 15% on your first month with coupon code “Rosebuds15“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome