LitJoy Crate Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – September 2017
LitJoy Crate is a monthly book subscription box for kids and teens. They also have a NEW model where you will now receive TWO books each month! You will receive one new-release book, a LitJoy favorite book that goes with that month’s theme, an exclusive activity packet, and one to two items that bring the book to life! 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 Kid’s, $29.99 a month + shipping, 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 $8.99 USPS flat-rate shipping, $14.99 shipping to Canada, and $24.99 international shipping.
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first subscription box!
The Products: Two books – one new-release and one favorite that matches the boxes theme, an exclusive activity packet, and one to two items that bring the book to life.
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and International
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
An info card was included that helps you and your little reader navigate through the box! It also highlights this month’s theme of back to school! Let’s see what books LitJoy Crate is featuring this month to help get our little ones excited for back to school!
Back to School with Bigfoot by Samantha Berger & Martha Brockenbrough – Value $13.50 on Amazon (retail price $16.99)
This is our first book of the month and is the featured new-release! Your little reader can get ready for school alongside our furry friend Bigfoot. Follow along as he gets ready for school by shopping, finding new shoes, getting a haircut, and dealing with the usual back to school fears that we all remember. I love that this book addresses a monumental event that our kids go through every year in a fun and unique way by featuring Bigfoot! While my son isn’t going back to school yet, he loved reading this funny story with me and looking at the beautiful pictures. I know that this book will quickly become a favorite that we read every August when those back to school jitters come around!
We also received this letter from the authors and Bigfoot himself! This note was so much fun to read, I laughed and cried a little because we all know that school can be really hard for kids. This is such a fun feature that LitJoy Crate includes every month that I always look forward to.
You will also receive this set of Bigfoot-themed items. We got a bookmark, a sticker, and a tattoo! My husband is a huge Bigfoot fan so he actually called dibs on these, I am not even joking!
School Bus Pencil Pouch – Value $8.99
I love this little pouch! My son is currently obsessed with seeing the school bus drive by so he was thrilled to receive this item. I also can never find all of his crayons so now we can easily keep everything in this handy pouch to just toss into my diaper bag and head out for the day. All kids love treasures as well so his pouch is already filled with crayons and some rocks!
What would a school bus pouch be without crayons?! We also received this cute little box of 6 crayons. We have been going through boxes of crayons like crazy lately so it is always nice to receive some extras.
For our last themed item, we received this exclusive LitJoy Crate activity packet. These keep the Bigfoot fun and reading going with pages to color, a matching game, and a Bigfoot stomper activity. Again, I don’t know who enjoyed this more, my son or my husband!
A Tiger Tail: or what happened to Anya on her first day of school by Mike Boldt – Value $9.71 on Amazon (retail $17.99)
Anya wakes up on her first day of school to see that she grew a tiger tail overnight! This book is so incredibly funny and Anya is so adorable. It takes you on her adventures and concerns of starting school with her new tiger tail, it also shows your little one how to make new friends. I think this story highlights the concerns that kids have and how their imagination can run wild when faced with something scary like starting school. This book shows it all in a fun and silly way that will help put any young reader at ease.
Verdict: I could not be more happy with this month’s LitJoy Crate! I love a good theme and this was all wrapped together so nicely with both books. Plus, how awesome is it that you will now receive TWO books?! My son really loved reading both books with me, and I know that they will be stories that we hold onto for a while. The pictures are beautiful and so engaging and the stories are beyond funny! Estimating the overall value for this box can be a little tricky now that you receive more paper products. However, adding the two books and pencil pouch, you receive a value of $32.20 which comes in a bit short of the monthly cost of $38.98 (this includes the US shipping fee). Overall, I really loved this box and that you receive two books instead of one, but hopefully LitJoy Crate can include maybe one or two more items that can bring the value up a bit more. The activity sheets are adorable, but it is hard to add a value to items like that or the sticker sets.
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