Lillypost Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – April 2017
Lillypost is a monthly children’s book subscription. They offer two subscription options: The Picture Book Box that includes 4 books for ages 3+ and The Board Book Box that includes 5 books for ages 0-2. 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 Picture 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: 4 books a month for ages 3+ in the Picture Book box or 5 books a month for ages 0-2 in the Board Books 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 $18.33 a box!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The Lillypost team included a brief letter mentioning their favorite selections of the month. They also include their signature fox nameplate stickers to be placed inside your books for personalization.
The Very Hairy Bear by Beth Shoshan – Value $4.26 on Amazon (retail price $6.99)
This was a book I wanted to love because the illustrations were adorable. The story fell a little flat though. It was about a very hairy bear who wonders what he’ll be when he grows up. It was alright, but nothing memorable.
There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight by Penny Parker Klostermann – Value $7.99 on Amazon (retail price $16.99)
This a creative spin on There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. The dragon swallows a knight, cook, steed, castle, etc. The whole story rhymes and has a repetitive refrain. At the end, he is so bloated that he burps everything back, but not the knight. He keeps him in his belly and in the last picture the knight is asleep sucking his thumb. My son loved this book!
Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi – Value $9.97 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
A young boy wakes up to discover his favorite book is missing from his shelf where he always keeps it. Over the next couple of days, more books disappear and he sets a trap to figure out who is taking them. Squirrels! Who knew they loved books just as much as the boy. He sets up a borrowing system for them just like a library. Cute and quirky, I especially enjoyed the illustrations.
Follow Me! by Ellie Sandall – Value $7.49 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
This rhyming book with prancing and swinging lemurs just begs to be read aloud. It has a great beat to it and just the right amount of suspense when the lemurs almost land on a crocodile. It has a sweet, happy, and very sleepy ending with the lemurs snoring back in their tree. Adored this book!
Verdict: The value this month was $29.71 (using Amazon’s prices) which is a little bit more than the cost of the box. We continue to be so pleased with our Lillypost box each month. The books are always well curated, beautifully wrapped and represent a variety of topics, authors, and illustrators. Our favorite this month was hands down Follow Me! With four new books every month this is a great subscription to quickly grow your hardcover home library.
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