Lillypost Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – August 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!
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Lillypost is sending their quarterly gift this month. Yay!
Begin Again Bathtub Pal – $4.00
Every three months Lillypost sends an extra surprise item in their shipment. This month it was an adorable, sustainably harvested rubber turtle for the bathtub. We always enjoy their quarterly gifts and this was no exception.
City Kitty Cat by Steve Webb – Value $16.66 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
This was a fun rhyming book about a Kitty Cat who loves the city life. He meets some safari animals and decides to travel with them back to their home. At first, he loves being someplace new and all the new adventures, but after a while, he realizes the city is his real home and he heads back. My kids enjoyed this one and so did I.
The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble – Value $6.99
Owl and Pussycat are a brother and sister who like to dress up and play pretend. They have a deep sea adventure in their cardboard box ship meeting many interesting animals along the way. The writing in this one felt a bit flat and pedantic. The illustrations were darling. Not a big hit in our home.
Bear and Squirrel Are Friends by Deb Pilutti – Value $10.99 on Amazon (retail price $17.99)
Bear and Squirrel make such unlikely friends. “Don’t you want to eat that squirrel Bear?” his friends wonder. He insists that he would never do that, Squirrel is his good friend! But after a long hibernation when Bear wakes up ravenous, will he see Squirrel a little differently? This was funny and had a great twist at the end.
Three Little Words by Clemency Pearce – Value $12.97 on Amazon (retail price $12.99)
This bare bones book had a few scenarios where you may be feelings timid or sad and kept repeating the suggestion that the three little words “I Love you” might help allay your fears. It was a nice (if saccharine) message, but there just wasn’t much meat to the book.
Verdict: The value this month was about $52 (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. We liked City Kitty Cat and Bear and Squirrel Are Friends much more than the other two selections this month, but all four books can’t be a hit every month. This is my favorite children’s book subscription of all the ones I have had the pleasure to review.
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