Lillypost Board Book Subscription Box Review– September 2016
Lillypost is a monthly children’s book subscription. They offer two subscription options: The Board Book Box that includes 5 books for ages 0-2 and The Picture Book Box that includes 4 books for ages 3+. And “for every box that is purchased, Lillypost will be donating one book to a child in need through various literacy-based charities.”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Board Book, $26 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Lillypost
The Cost: $26 a month (discounted for longer subscription commitments) and free shipping.
The Products: 5 books a month for ages 0-2 in the Board Books box or 4 books a month for ages 3+ in the Picture Book box. Occasionally you will receive an extra surprise in your box.
Ships to: US and Canada
Good to know: A year’s subscription is only $220 bringing down the per month price to just $18 a box!
Check out the Parents + Babies Subscription Box Directory for other fun boxes your child might enjoy and make sure to add Lillypost to your subscription list or wishlist!
Included in the package was a nice welcome note. This is Lillypost’s inaugural box which was exciting to know! As a special gift for their first 100 subscribers, I also received a package of Art Cards from Wee Gallery.
Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby – Value $12.95 (Bonus Gift!)
These black and white art cards are printed on heavy cardstock and make a great gift for baby. There are numerous styles offered by Wee Gallery and I got the safari animals. My daughter is almost three so she’s a bit old for these but I will pass them along to a lucky friend! I think adding a special extra for the first 100 subscribers is very thoughtful of Lillypost.
Toy Boat is a beautiful parable about letting go of those who love you, the safety of home and stepping out into the world. I wasn’t sure how this book would appeal to my kids, but they loved it. Loren Long’s illustrations are outstanding.
Duck & Goose are favorite friends in our house, but surprisingly we don’t own this particular version. Tad Hills always has such delightful illustrations! This simple color book was fun to then turn into an at home game of I-Spy with colors around the house.
Dear Zoo is such a timeless classic. It’s one we already own (and cherish) so my daughter had the warm-hearted idea to donate this new copy to her daycare room. The repetitive text and lift-the-flaps mean this book is a ton of fun to read.
I’m not sure which I love more, the story or the dedication. David Ezra Stein dedicates this book “for my mother, a bear of great heart and an exceptional human being.” Swoon. This is the story of a bear bewildered to see the leaves change color and begin to fall. He makes the best of it though gathering the leaves to build a cozy hibernation den. And in spring he awakens to trees with green buds welcoming him.
This farm themed board book has little tabs just the right size for chubby baby fingers. The rhyming story is filled with fun animal sounds and is a delight to read aloud.
Verdict: Lillypost is amazing! The value is over $27 (not including the bonus gift of art cards), all the books came individually wrapped which makes is ideal for gift giving and every single selection was fabulous! I review a ton of children’s book subscription boxes and for the price (and free shipping) I think this box offers the most bang for your buck. This might be their maiden shipment, but if they can keep this up, they’ll be leading the pack in no time.
What do you think of Lillypost?