I often take Jaden to the library, hoping the process of choosing his own books excites him, and motivates him to read the books when we get home.
The truth is, though, that sometimes he becomes more excited about running around the library than picking books. And when we get home, on many occasions, the stories aren’t that interesting after all and he loses interest after the first read (if we make it that far!).
I think I have just found the solution, to make him (and the twins) excited about getting books, and ensure the stories are engaging!
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Founded in Singapore, Josh & Cherie Books is a premium children book subscription for ages 0-7. Every month, 2-3 books (depending on your child’s age group) will be specially hand-picked by the team, gift-wrapped and delivered right your doorstep. The whole idea behind this is to make reading exciting for children, convenient for parents, and affordable for everyone.
Whenever a Josh & Cherie parcel arrives in the mail, the kids feel like they are receiving a gift! Jaden was definitely excited when he saw his parcel! In a way, it builds up an excitement in him when it comes to reading. This is just like how I want my kids to be – to discover the magic of books at an early age, and not to be distracted by too much screens.
The first book is a pop up book – The Wide-mouthed Frog. Pop ups are fantastic! The animals have mouths that we can make talk by opening and closing the book, and the alligator’s mouth was so huge it fascinated them all! The only problem is that I can see this book getting beat up quickly by the twins. Right now, I’m keeping it on a high shelf for safe keeping!
The second book is a picture book – Batmouse. This is a clever and entertaining story about a mouse who dreams of being bigger than he is. He sees a bat and wants to fly, and he sees a mole and wants to dig. Unfortunately, his mother isn’t tremendously supportive of his endeavors. I really love its illustrations and I can tell Jaden was very entertained by this story!
We have read many, many books to Jaden. These stories captivated him instantly, unlike the usual hit and (more) miss when we choose our own from the library! That is why we are sold and went on to be paying customers with this premium book subscription service. The folks over at Josh and Cherie Books know their business!
Here’s the good thing about Josh and Cherie Books. The combined retail value of the books always exceeds the subscription price! At Book Depository, The Wide-mouthed Frog cost about $18 and Batmouse cost about $16. In total, it would have cost me $34 to get these 2 books but at Josh and Cherie Books, a single month subscription only costs you $27.90! Furthermore, you could even save more if you get the 6 or 12 months package! Good deal, in my opinion!
Another good thing about Josh and Cherie Books. For parents like me, who would like to expose their kids to the chinese language, they offer add ons of Mandarin books for $10 a month! Ten dollars, and you get a carefully curated mandarin book delivered to you every month. I love this feature, because I can’t hardly find a good Mandarin book in our local library!
The team at would source for books that are not found in your general bookstore, but if you receive a book that you already have, they will give you $7 off your next renewal. Let’s just say we won’t need to worry about having duplicates on our book shelf!
For the twins, we received a parcel of 3 board books that are suitable for the age group 0-2. One of them is like a picture dictionary – lots of bright illustrations and single words. Another one comes with a big round push button that makes the “oink” sound of a pig! The babies were so tickled by it, they pressed on it the whole day long! Great start to getting them to love books, no? Haha!
If you’re a busy parent who often has no clue about which books to get for your child, then I highly recommend that you use Josh and Cherie Books subscription service – so convenient! You can also choose to gift a box for birthday present or just as a surprise gift to a child! For more details, visit Josh and Cherie Books!
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Disclaimer : We received a 0-2yr old and 3-5yr old box sets from Josh & Cherie Books for the purpose of this review. All opinion expressed are purely of my own.