Lillypost Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – July 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!
Lillypost included a card with a special mention of The Man in the Moon and a reminder to check in on social media.
Duck and Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills – Value $9.02 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
Tad Hills came to my school a few years ago for an author visit and was a fabulous presenter! I’m such a huge fan of his work. My students and my kids all love his Duck and Goose books and his Rocket the Dog books. Duck and Goose are two friends that have different personalities but always find fun adventures. This beach version is a ton of fun and perfect for summertime reading.
The Man in the Moon by William Joyce – Value $12.25 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
This book has richly colored fantastical illustrations. It’s a lengthy story (for young children) about how the Man in the Moon came to be. This story is a pure unadulterated fantasy in the most pleasing way. This is part of the Guardians of Childhood series by William Joyce. My six-year-old son enjoyed this story very much. He now wants me to get the other books in the series.
Night Animals by Gianna Marino – Value $13.15 on Amazon (retail price $16.99)
This book cracks us up. The nocturnal animals in the story are big scaredy-cats. Whenever they hear a noise they are scared of “night animals” until Bat points out to them they ARE night animals! The animal’s expressions are so well illustrated and make the story even more amusing. My daughter’s favorite part is when the stinky skunk lets loose with his spray and it looks like the other animals are about to keel over from the stench.
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley – Value $14.84 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
I have been reading great reviews of this book on librarian blogs and social media, but this was the first time I have been able to get my hands on a copy. It is a great story that didn’t disappoint. Nick decided this is going to be the summer he shares his favorite pastime, reading, with his cats. Verne quickly gets on board, Stevenson, not so much. However by the end of the story both cats are reading, both independently and with Nick as well as acting out some stories of their own.
Verdict: The value this month was over $49 (using Amazon’s prices) which I’m very happy with and is almost double the cost of the box ($26 a month with free shipping)! The books are always well curated, beautifully wrapped and represent a variety of topics, authors, and illustrators. It was impossible to pick a favorite this month because we loved every single book! With four new hardcover books every month this is a great subscription to quickly grow your home library at a fabulous price. This is my favorite children’s book subscription of all the ones I have had the pleasure to review.
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