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LitJoy Crate Picture Book Box Review + Coupon– February 2017

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LitJoy Crate is a monthly book subscription box for kids and teens. They send books and interesting book related items. They have crates for ages 3-7 (picture books), ages 8-13 (middle grade), and 14+ (young adult).

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: The Children’s and YA boxes cost $29.99/monthly, $86.97/3-month pre-pay, or $167.94/6-month pre-pay. The Middle-Grade box costs $34.99/quarter. Add USPS flat-rate shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 international shipping.

COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: depending on your subscription type, you will receive newly released books, plus 2-4 assorted book-related items.

Ships to: U.S., Canada, and International

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An info card was included listing each item in the box. February’s theme was Bon Appetit! They also included a fun size pack of Swedish Fish – yum!



Samson: The Piranha Who Went to Dinner by Tadgh Bentley – Value $11.08 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)

Samson isn’t like the other fish. He craves fancy foods and all he desires is to eat at a fancy restaurant. He can’t convince any of his friends to go with him and none of the restaurants want to let a Piranha inside. Costume attempts fail and he’s about to give up when he figures out the solution is to open his own restaurant. We didn’t love this story or the bleakly colored illustrations.



Hape Pita Pocket – Value $5.50

We love Hape’s play food toys and this pita pocket with all the fixings is no exception. The soft pita comes with felt cheese, lettuce, and a wooden cucumber, pepper, onion, tomato and salami slice. This was a great addition to our play kitchen at home.


Opposite of Far Felt Mask – Value $20.00?

Opposite of Far made a beautiful mask once again for Litjoy and this time it was Nemo inspired. This bright orange clown fish mask comes with an elastic strap and fits the kids well. We are big fans of dressing up and creative play and always welcome new masks and costumes to our repertoire. I don’t see this particular mask for sale but similar masks cost between $20.00-$24.00.



Pizza Sticker Scene – Value $2.00?

These repositionable sticker toppings were a lot of fun to place on the paper pizza. This fit well with the Bon Appetite theme this month.



Double Heart Crystal Cuff Bracelet – Value $5.00?

LitJoy Crate includes a parent gift each month which is a nice touch. This month it was a heart cuff for Valentine’s Day. The cuff is quite large on me and the quality is poor, the metal was rough and scraped my arm as I put it on my wrist. I realize this is just an added bonus, but usually, LitJoy sends something more useful or higher-quality than this.


Shark Tote – Value $2.00?

This shark tote fit the under the sea book theme well. It will be great for bringing toys to the pool this summer.

Verdict: As much as we adore LitJoy Crate, this February box just wasn’t a big hit for us this month. They can’t all be as amazing as last month’s box, which blew us away! We did love the Hape pita and Opposite of Far felt mask, though. The value this month was over $45 which is what I’ve come to expect with LitJoy.

What did you think of this month’s LitJoy Crate?

Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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