Lillypost Board Book Box Review + Coupon– December 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.
COUPON: Use code READING30 to save 30% off your first box!
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: U.S. and Canada
Good to know: A year’s subscription is only $220 bringing down the per month price to just $18 a box!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Included in the package was a nice note from Lillypost.
Arctic Animals by Tad Carpenter – Value $6.28 on Amazon (retail price $7.95)
Arctic Animals has riddles and clues for each animal and a fold out flap to discover the answer. At the end, all of the animals are behind the final flap having a polar party. This was a cute book. All the illustrations are shades of blues, greens and white with touches of yellow.
Baby Loves Colors by Grosset & Dunlap – Value $6.99 (no longer in print)
This was a basic baby color board book. There was nothing unique or special and only showed red, orange, yellow, green and blue. It did have bright colors which is nice.
Out of Shapes by Ashley G. – Value $6.98 on Amazon (retail price $7.99)
Another Ashley G. book, yay! Her books have been among our favorites in the Lillypost boxes. This one poses the question: what can you make out of shapes? It then proceeds to show all different objects made out of basic shapes both step-by-step and completed. My kids enjoyed this book a lot and also asked to make their own versions with their pattern blocks.
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na – Value $6.00 on Amazon (retail price $6.99)
The whimsical illustrations are what made me fall in love with this book. A watchful owl is awake while other animals are asleep. Some alone, some cuddled together, some standing up while others are on the move. But when the sun comes up everyone is awake, except of course the tired owl. Soothing and beautifully rendered this is a perfect nighttime story to share with your little ones.
Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman – Value $6.95
We loved reading Ten on the Sled and it’s a story that just begs to read again and again. Not only is it a backward counting book (from ten down to one), but it is also a rhyming story with fantastic alliteration from hares hopping to walruses whirling. The pictures are detailed, funny and colorful.
Here are all the books stacked.
Verdict: Lillypost is amazing! The value is $33.20 and all the books came individually wrapped in black, white and orange graphic print and fox themed papers. We really enjoyed almost all the books this month (just the Baby Loves Colors book was a bit of a dud). I think they do a great job on curation as well as packaging. I review many children’s book subscription boxes and for the price (plus free shipping) I think this box offers the most bang for your buck!
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