Elephant Books is a monthly book subscription box that offers newly published titles for babies and children ages 0 through 6.
Subscribers can choose to receive 3 board books (recommended for newborns through age 2) or 2 hardcover picture books (recommended for ages 2 through 6). Whichever plan you choose, the books will arrive hand-wrapped and tied with a bright orange ribbon. If sending as a gift, you can also choose to include a personalized message to the recipient. Along with the books, you’ll also receive reading tips and bookplates (for board books) or library cards & envelopes(for picture books).
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To ensure you receive only the best titles, all of the chosen books are curated by an expert panel of kids, parents, authors, and educators. In the event that you receive a book that’s already in your collection, Elephant Books will replace it with a new one in your following month’s box at no additional cost.
Subscriptions are $20.99/month (plus $5 shipping), or as low as $17.99 with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can save $5 on your first month with coupon code “REFERRAL1“!
Let’s see what’s in my January 2020 Elephant Books box!
The books were shipped in a flat white box with the Elephant Books logo in the top left corner.
A peek inside! — I chose the picture book option, for children ages 2 through 6.
As promised, both books were hand-wrapped together and tied with an orange ribbon.
A small pouch on top of the package held a few “reading extras” to go along with the books.
The welcome card above explained more about the reading tools/”extras” included in each box.
The reading tips for this month focused on the importance of learning sight words and listed a few examples of words to look for.
Since I received the picture book version of the box, it came with two library check-out cards and envelopes to secure to the inside of each book. You (or your child) can use the cards to record each time the book is read and by whom. Such a cute idea!
Onto the books!
The Very Long Sleep by Polly Noakes ($16.99, Amazon)
First up was a sweet story about a group of woodland friends who, after a long summer of playing, decide to build a house that they can all live in together. Unfortunately, Bear, Chipmunk, and Marmot forget to tell Fox about that whole “hibernation” thing — leaving Fox lonely and confused while the others sleep the winter days away. Eventually, after a few mysterious packages are delivered for his snoozing friends, Fox opens what turn out to be alarm clocks whose sounds signal to the others that it’s time to wake up. The friends apologize for not telling Fox about their “long sleep”, which leads him to seeking out an additional roommate who doesn’t hibernate to keep him company through the winter. A cute story with equally cute illustrations. 🙂
The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Number Day by Ashley Sorenson ($10.55, Amazon)
The second book was geared towards younger children in the preschool/kindergarten age range. It was about a set of numbers who had been left out in the cold and become frozen. It’s up to the reader to thaw them out by counting, tracing, and blowing on them — while learning about colors, seasons, and patterns along the way. A fun, interactive book to help children recognize/learn the numbers 1 through 20.
January 2020 Elephant Books Box
January’s Elephant Books picture book box featured two titles that were perfect for wintertime. I liked the fact that they also include “library cards” to record all of the times each book gets read. Such a neat idea! If purchased at Amazon’s current prices, the total cost for both books would be $27.54. With Elephant Books, it’s $25.99 — cheaper if you purchase a multi-month subscription. Plus, you get the “reading extras”. Not bad! 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time, you can save $5 on your first month with coupon code “REFERRAL1“!