Lillypost Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – June 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 brief mention of the box’s contents and a reminder to check in on social media.
Beaver’s Lodge by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert – Value $15.95
This is a sweet tale of friendship and teamwork. Beaver falls while putting the finishing touches on his lodge. It gets broken and he gets a little banged up. Luckily he has great friends, Porcupine and Bear, who not only take care of him and give him a place to recover but also build him a new beautifully decorated lodge. My son enjoyed this story very much!
Pond by Jim LaMarche – Value $15.19 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
Oh my, the lighting in this book just slays me. Jim LaMarche is an amazing artist and his illustrations are truly breathtaking. The fact that the story is nature-filled and slowly told like oozing warm honey only adds to the pleasure of this book. One we will come back to again and again.
The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell – Value $13.93 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
Ruthie has a problem at school and it’s not what you may think. It’s not reading or writing, it’s not the friends in her class or her teachers. It’s a Snurtch. And the Snurtch comes out when she’s feeling jealous or anxious. Ruthie learned to sometimes tame her Snurtch and she also learns that all the kids in her class have their very own, because nobody is well-behaved all the time. I found the story a bit flat and disjointed, though I did enjoy the artwork very much.
My Zoo by Ellen Giggenbach – Value $15.95
Lillypost is upping their game! According to their Instagram account, some subscribers have been asking for some more variety in the types of books they send. So this month they sent My Zoo which is a make your own model set. There pages upon pages of easy to punch-out animals, people, and props along with a play board. This activity encourages creativity and storytelling, two things I love to inspire in my own children. I hope Lillypost continues on this path and mixes it up occasionally instead of only four storybooks every month.
Verdict: The value this month was over $61 (using Amazon’s prices) which I’m very happy with and is more than 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. Our favorites this month were Pond and My Zoo. With four new hardcover books every month this is a great subscription to quickly grow your home library at a fabulous price and now that they’re starting to include some activity books this is solidly my favorite children’s book subscription of all the ones I review.
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