Lillypost Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – October 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.”
Lillypost is now available for purchase through Target.com!
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 added some wonderful fall titles this month!
This book about a very demanding baby (dressed in a suit and tie no less) cracks me up! I think it’s aimed more at adults, than at young kids, but would certainly make a great baby shower gift. Plus Marla Frazee is one of my favorite illustrators so nothing she does could disappoint me. And if it sounds familiar it was also turned into a popular animated movie.
My kids loved this book with a talented (yet lonely) Grizzly Bear whose GRRRRR is stolen by a fierce bear competitor. They forgive and become friends at the end of the story proving that being a winner isn’t always the most important thing. Funny illustrations and thinking bubbles made this a top-notch pick for our family.
Sophie befriends a squash and no amount of cajoling by her parents or strange looks from other children can convince her to stop playing with it. Only when the squash begins to rot does she finally realize she must make a choice to let her squash go. But she manages to do in an inventive way that brings much joy the following spring. What an original and heartwarming story!
Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin – Retail Price $17.99 (found on sale here for $10.98)
Some authors find great success with a storyline and then fire off many variations. Laura Numeroff is one such example with her “If You Give a Mouse a…” series. I have found all of those to be just as fun to read as her original. However, Doreen Cronin’s Click Clack Moo is just too good to be replicated. Her other spin-offs like this Halloween version seem too forced to me and just don’t garner many laughs. The kids didn’t love it and I can’t say I blame them.
Verdict: The retail value this month was about $71 which I’m thrilled with and is almost triple 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 loved three out of the four selections this month. Lillypost is my favorite children’s book subscription and I highly recommend it.
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