Box Date: March 2019
Theme: Birds of a Feather
March’s Owlcrate Jr theme was Birds of a Feather, which was basically just made for me!
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So this was an explosion of color and birdie goodness this month! If you don’t know, birds are my favorite animals. They had a high bar set in order to impress me, as I can be kinda picky about bird stuff. So let’s dive in a see how they did!
The first thing I spotted as I took items out was this super adorable plushie owl that is just scruffy enough to remind me of Pigwidgeon from Harry Potter, which means I adore it even more! I know my kids are going to steal this from me. I’m not gonna lie… I don’t want to share it with them haha
This pen is really fun! And I love the daintiness of the keychain. Again, Madeline is likely to try and take the pen for herself. I might make it a treat type pen she can only use while in my office. The keychain, however, I will probably let her have. Right now Maren is teething and putting anything she can get a hold of in her mouth and she especially likes my keys, so only baby-proof, non-chokeable keychains are usable for me these days. It’s very cute tho.
I love that they included this little adventurers guide to birds! These non-fiction nature books are such a treat. I remember being a little older than Madeline and being really into this type of book, so I’m really looking forward to when she’s a bit older and can interact with this book and go adventuring with me!
These stickers might be my favorite thing in the box. If I have to choose between the stickers or the plushie for what to let Madeline steal from me… it’ll be the plushie. These stickers are fun and super colorful and the artwork is adorable and they have me so excited to add them to my planner and other sticker-able places. Even cooler? They are scratch and sniff! They smell like pineapple. They’re awesome.
Next we have the little extras that come with each box, which is the little pamphlet with information about the upcoming box and interviews with the author and activities. It’s really packed with stuff! Then there’s my new favorite theme artwork (with spoiler info on the back) and my new favorite monthly button! Honestly I wish they had made that button artwork into a lapel pin. I need that bird as a pin is what I’m saying. Actually all the birds. Bird pins. I need them. Aaaanyway…
Finally we have the book, complete with author letter and signed bookplate! I had seen this book floating around bookstagram before we got this box and had already added it to my wishlist, so I was super excited to get this one. The cover art is so adorable I can’t even stand it. And while I’m usually not a big fan of animal POV books, given my love for birds, I was excited to try this one out.
The bar was set high this month, but Owlcrate Jr absolutely surpassed it! With the exception of the keychain (thanks, Maren) I can use everything in this box, and as always I am excited and looking forward to the ability to share (some of) the things I received with Madeline, too!