LitJoy Crate Board Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon– Jun 2016
LitJoy Crate is a monthly literature and book subscription box for all ages! My favorite part about them is that they send new release books as well as book-themed items. They have crates for ages 0-2 (board books), 3-7 (picture books), and 14+ (young adult). You can also get a mixed crate with 0-2 and 3-7 together.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: LitJoy Crate
The Cost: $29.99/monthly, $86.97/3-month pre-pay, $167.94/6-month pre-pay, $323.88/12-month pre-pay. Plus USPS flat-rate shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 shipping international.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: depending on your subscription type, you will receive newly released board books (2), picture books (1), or young adult books (1), plus 2-4 book-related items.
Ships to: International
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The founders of LitJoy are passionate about books and literacy. Plus, for every box purchased, they donate a book to people who have none, or to help stock libraries!
The reverse side of that card lists information and pictures of each item.
Mom’s Stuff Salve – sample
LitJoy Crate always includes something for moms/adults in their boxes. This salve is a “superfood for skin” and you can use it for just about anything – lip balm, cuticles, keeping brows in place, dry spots on skin, etc. This will be handy to toss in my purse.
Dot Town: Where are you, Blue? – value: $8.39
These are the board books featured this month How adorable is the art on this Dot Town book? The premise of this book is that Blue Dot is late for dinner, and the rest of the dots basically play telephone, where one misheard statement after the other leads them all to different outrageous reasons about where Blue Dot is. Cute!
Black Cat & White Cat – value: $7.54
This book talks about (you guessed it) a white cat and a black cat and it shows how the white cat “lives” in a black house, the black cat “lives” in a white house, and how they disappear when they go onto a page that’s the same color as they are, etc. It’s different, and it’s supposed to be a good color primer.
Here’s an inside peak at the Dot Town book! I really love the artwork in this.
Here are a couple pages of the other book. It looks kind of trippy, doesn’t it?
Black & White Cat Plush – value: $3.50?
This is just a little plush toy to go along with the Black Cat & White Cat book. My son thinks this is great.
Star Stickers – value: $2?
These stickers are a bonus they tossed in here as a little helper with color play and discussion.
Felt balls from Hello Maypole – value: $10.80
I have mixed feelings about these felt balls. On one hand, they’re cute and can help teach colors and you can play matching with them, or string them up in a garland, etc. On the other hand, I feel like they are overpriced (50 sell for $18) and they’re also small enough to be a choking hazard. I’ll probably string these up for that reason.
Inflatable Mini Beach Ball – value: $1?
This is just another bonus they tossed in (it’s not on the info sheet). Even though it’s just a small, cheap ball, my baby thinks it is super fun. Unfortunately, the valve doesn’t work in the one I got, or there’s a hole somewhere, so I can’t get it to stay inflated.
Here’s Gideon having some fun with the (deflated) ball and the cat plush!
Verdict: I really like LitJoy Crate so far! I liked last month’s better than this month but I’m still a fan. I think it’s a cute and fun little box, and I think they do a good job making a fun, interactive box that promotes reading. I also loved the bookish extras, and especially that the books are new releases (my preference, and they tend to be more my style). The value comes out to $33.23 – that value isn’t great, but I’m happy. And I look forward to seeing more boxes from this subscription!
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