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Cost: $2.99 – $16.95/month (depending on package selected)
Ships To: United States.
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Zoobean, who kindly sent me this package to review, is a monthly subscription service which helps you build your individual child’s literacy with remarkable children’s books and apps selected just for him or her. You may select from a monthly book delivery service (from $9.99/month) that gives you one hardcover or paperback book each month, along with an app recommendation + literacy guides or a digital service option (from $2.99/month) and receive weekly personalized app + book recommendations that come with literacy guides.
This selection is for L who is 6 years old. I also received a book for WB (he’s 2), but I haven’t done that review yet.
Zoobean ships via USPS Media Mail. Sometimes Media Mail takes over a week to arrive, but this appeared in just a few days.
L’s book selection this month was Henri’s Walk to Paris (which is selling for $15.11 on Amazon right now) and is yet another book we don’t have! I don’t know how they do it, but Zoobean consistently selects books and apps that we don’t own. L’s up-north so he hasn’t read the book yet, but I read it and quite liked it! I am not familiar with the author (Saul Bass), but from what I am hearing / reading about it, I should be. The illustrations are fabulous and this is a totally timeless book.
Our app selection this month was “Mr. Sandman: Fear of the Dark“. It’s $3.99 on the App store and I am not sure if we will end up downloading it or not. I probably end up getting 40%-50% of the apps they recommend for the kids. I actually get more of the ones recommended for WB than for L because he likes to pick his own apps.
The Zoobean plan I received is $16.95, which includes the monthly hardcover book + the digital reading guide + the app selection and app companion. If you are interested in just the Digital Service, it’s $2.99/month and you will receive a weekly email that includes an expert created Reading Guide or App Companion along with a book or app recommendation. And then you can pick up the book at the bookstore or borrow it from your local library!
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