Bookcase.Club Review 2016

I recently received a box for review from Bookcase.Club and just in time for the holidays! (A big thank you to the Bookcase.Club team!) For starters, I’d like to say write how much I LOVE the look of their box. It’s got the all-encompassing packaging going on, which makes it very eye-catching and unique. Kudos! 🙌

Now on to the contents! The box included children’s books – not just one, or two, or even three, but FOUR books! – as well as a cute and festive Christmas Crossword puzzle 😄 I have yet to read and review each book, but overall they seem to be pretty well-rounded; in tune with the holiday theme, but not boxed in (ha – pun intended). The crossword puzzle was a nice bonus – yet another activity to stimulate the mind! And as a bonus to the bonus, the kiddos (or adults 😜) can color in the happy snowman and decorative ribbons on the crossword. 

Below are the synopses for each book included. Again, thank you, Bookcase.Club for sending me this box! 💕

New Red Bike! By James E. Ransome (Overview from Goodreads)

Up and down! Round and round! Tom is having a blast zooming all over the neighborhood on his new red bike. But when Tom stops by Sam’s house to show off his wheels, he’s in for an unhappy surprise. The new bike is suddenly…gone. Could his best friend, Sam, be the culprit? This deceptively simple-seeming picture book offers a clever take on sharing.

The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner and illustrated by Kristina Swarner (Overview from Goodreads)

When her family invites a deaf woman and her baby to stay, Ruthie, a talented knitter of mittens, wonders how the mother will know if her child wakes in the night. The surprising answer inspires Ruthie to knit a special gift that offers great comfort to the mother and baby – and to Ruthie herself. 

With language and imagery reminiscent of stories told long ago, this modern Jewish folk tale will resonate with those who love crafts, anyone who’s encountered someone with physical differences – and with everyone who has ever lost a mitten in the depths of winter.

Santa Duck by David Milgrim (Overview from Goodreads)

Nicholas Duck loves Christmas, and he is happy to try on the new Santa hat that’s mysteriously delivered to his house. But when his friends see him and immediately launch into their Christmas lists, he doesn’t know what to do… until he runs into Santa himself.

My Father’s Flying Machine (Overview from Google Books)

Peter, Benjamin, and Lily are looking through a photo album of their fathers’ old adventures. Peter misses his dad, but seeing pictures of his father’s adventures is comforting. One picture shows Peter’s dad standing by a flying machine that disappeared after a crash landing. Peter is determined to find it. Let’s hop to it!