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There are so many subscription boxes available but this one is by far one of my favourites. As I said in my earlier post today, we’re very much a family about books. When I came across The Happy Book Club I knew that it was something for us.
The Happy Book Club send out a themed package at the beginning of each month that also comes with some extras. The packages are tailored to your child’s age which is what makes this so perfect. We got the October package where the theme was Imagination!
The books in this package were:
The Wonder by Faye Hanson (Age 3-5)
This is a story about a boy whose head is always full of wonder. We follow him on an average-seeming school day, where his daydreams transform the world around him. Unfortunately lots of other people – the park keeper, the bus driver, the lollipop lady – all tell him to get his head out of the clouds. It is only in art class that he realises he can bring the wonder out of his head for the whole world to enjoy.
Use Your Imagination by Nicola O’Byrne. (Age 1-7)
Rabbit is BORED. What shall he do? Luckily, Wolf has the perfect solution. “Why not write a story?” he suggests. “I am a librarian, you know.” Well, Rabbit is just delighted – what a brilliant idea! And so Wolf teaches Rabbit to use his imagination to create the perfect story with lots of exciting props and interesting characters. What a kind and helpful wolf! Rabbit is DESPERATE to know what happens when it suddenly becomes clear that Wolf is very hungry – uh-oh, so THAT’S how the story ends. But Wolf hasn’t reckoned on Rabbit’s brilliant imagination and, in a final clever twist, Rabbit saves himself from the wily old wolf. “Now, that was a good idea,” says Rabbit.
Both of these books vary slightly in the recommended age. With Erin being 10 months old at the minute, she really didn’t understand the story. However, she was so fascinated with the pictures and really enjoyed me reading them to her. We read these books to Erin quite often and her little legs kick with excitement each time and she really reaches out to touch the wonderful pictures on the pages!
The Happy Book Club also sent out some imaginative craft items with the October package which is really a fantastic idea. Although Erin doesn’t do this kind of thing yet this would be something really fun for older children to do. The package came with a brown craft bag, pom poms, lolly sticks, sparkly blue card, pipe cleaners and feathers. Obviously, the items coincide with the theme of the month and it fit perfectly.
What’s even better is that these packages are available to buy in different quantities. You can buy just one particular month if you like or you can buy a 6 or 12 month subscription. A subscription would be a fantastic present for any child who loves books!
We’ll definitely be purchasing further packages.