LitJoy Crate Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – November 2016
LitJoy Crate is a monthly book subscription box for babies, kids and teens. They send books and interesting book related 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 to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Picture, $29.99 a month, box.
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 International shipping.
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first subscription 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 assorted book-related items.
Ships to: US, Canada, and International
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
An info card was included listing each item in the box. It also announced November’s theme which was Once Upon a Book!
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers – Value $11.45 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
I’m a big fan of Oliver Jeffers’ work. He has written and illustrated some of my favorite books. This particular title isn’t my favorite, I find it a little too abstract for the intended audience. However, I do love the message of the book which encourages us to explore, create, imagine and believe in the everyday magic that surrounds us. I think that using this book with older kids it could be a great conversation starter about the importance and beauty of books.
3D Floating Foam Ship Craft Kit – Value $0.75
This was a fun and easy to put together foam craft. My son completed it and enjoyed it.
Sweet Sequels Book Spine Bookmark – Value $3.00?
We can never have enough bookmarks in our house and I love this book spine artwork! Sweet Sequels doesn’t sell bookmarks on their Etsy shop so I’m guessing at the value based on other Etsy bookmarks I’ve seen.
Litjoy included a bonus poster and book button this month from A Child of Books which was a nice treat. I’ll be hanging the poster up in my library.
Sweet Sequels Matching Game – Value $10.00?
We love matching games in our house, and this is by far the most unique and stunning one we now own. The attention to detail is amazing on these hand-painted book covers! The Wind in the Willows cover is my favorite of all. Sweet Sequels doesn’t sell this beautiful matching game on their Etsy shop so I’m estimating the value based off of other items they sell.
Melissa and Doug Scratch Art Doodle Pad – Value $5.99
This spiral bound notebook contains 16 scratch boards (8 with rainbow and 8 with silver holographic) and a wooden stylus. As you scrape the stylus across the black coating the colors beneath will be revealed creating an exciting design. My son will love doing this on our next road trip!
LitJoy included a 30% coupon to be used at the Storiarts website which is a Portland-based company that makes baby blankets and hats featuring text from classic children’s stories as well as other handmade literature-inspired apparel and home goods.
Verdict: We had fun with this month’s LitJoy Crate. The matching game was our favorite item and I love discovering new Etsy sellers. The value this month was $31 which I’m happy with. I’m looking forward to seeing what they send for December!
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