The Little Red Canoe Book Co. and a Special First Birthday

This week marked another milestone in our family’s life, our youngest grandson turned a year old! Moving from infanthood to becoming a busy little toddler, MJ loves to play with his big brother and “read” books with him.

In celebration of our little guy’s birthday, the Little Red Canoe Book Company generously sent us one of their Canoe Trip Book Boxes to review. (OK, to be honest, they sent it a little while ago but we loved it so much we kept it for his birthday!)

I loved how the package came addressed to our grandson. Even though he is little, I know that an older child would be super excited to receive a package in the mail with their own name on it.

Opening the box we found it filled with not only a tear-proof board book, “Rocky Mountain ABCs”, there was also a reusable snack bag (so handy for treats for little fingers when you’re out for the day,) a postcard, stickers, a little notebook, plus a message from the author herself.


It was an added bonus to receive a book by Canadian author Jocey Asnong who lives in the Rockies that she writes about.

MJ wasted no time in “reading” his new book to his papa (and asking to have it read back to him!)


Papa me read to you

These little book boxes make a perfect gift, especially for grandkids who live far away. You can order a single box or they also offer three and six box subscriptions to make your gift last and last. They also have special boxes for newborns!

I really like the Birthday Wishes Book Boxes. They are available for ages 0 – 2, and 3+ and with each purchase, The Little Red Canoe Co. makes a $5 donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation who grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical illnesses. I love it when a company gives back to their community.

If you are looking for a gift for kids who live far away (or even nearby) these book boxes are a neat choice. They come in selections for children aged 0 – 2, 3 – 5, 6 – 8, or 9 – 12 with different themes like Wild Wonder and Star Gazers.

This newish Canadian Company was started by owner Kerry who wanted to help connect kids with nature and deliver these books right to their doors (and what child doesn’t get excited to receive a package in the mail?)

I encourage you to check out their website, I’m sure you’ll find something you like there.

Disclaimer: I received a book box in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review or compensated in any other way.


1 thought on “The Little Red Canoe Book Co. and a Special First Birthday”

  1. We’re so glad MJ enjoyed his first book box! Stay wild, little one…

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