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Lillypost Picture Book Box Review + Coupon – November 2017

 

Lillypost
3.6 overall rating
5 Ratings | 3 Reviews

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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!

books stacked and wrapped in wrapping paper

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.

Lillypost November 2017 Review

About Lillypost

The Subscription Box: Lillypost

The Cost: $26 a month (discounted for longer subscription commitments) and free shipping.

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!

Lillypost November 2017 Review

Lillypost letter

Lillypost added some wonderful titles this month and their quarterly special bonus, a five pack of crayon sticks!

Eco-Kids Beeswax Crayon Sticks popping out of the box

Eco-Kids Beeswax Crayon Sticks – Retail Value $5.99

Every quarter Lillypost send a small bonus toy or gift. We look forward to these extra presents. These crayon sticks are made with beeswax and while they don’t have the pigmentation of the Crayola crayons they are very earth friendly. Even the packaging is made with of recycled materials using soy-based inks.

Good Night, Baddies by Deborah Underwood book Good Night, Baddies by Deborah Underwood book open

Good Night, Baddies by Deborah Underwood – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $10.48)

We enjoyed this rhyming book which is a nod to many different fairy tales and the “baddies” within. It was fun to figure out with my young children which stories the book was referring to and the illustrations were great.

Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward book

Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward book open showing an armadillo

Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $16.98)

While the bulk of the text in this book is a very brief outline of different animals and their outer coverings (armor, fur, scales, shells, etc.) what we enjoyed most of all was the final few pages which then went into further detail about each animal. This is a great beginning nonfiction for budding animal lovers.

Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat by Deborah Underwood book

Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat by Deborah Underwood book open

Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat by Deborah Underwood – Retail Value $16.99 (found here for $13.48)

We are huge fans of the cat books by Deborah Underwood. We own her Santa Cat and find both the illustrations and narration to be laugh-out-loud funny. My son currently is wiggling a loose tooth so this book couldn’t have come at a better time.

Slide-N-Seek: Safari by David W. Miles book

Slide-N-Seek: Safari by David W. Miles book open

Slide-N-Seek: Safari by David W. Miles book open

Slide-N-Seek: Safari by David W. Miles book open

Slide-N-Seek: Safari by David W. Miles – Retail Value $15.99 (found here for $10.98)

While sparse in text, this book had a fun novelty in that when you slide the ribbon loop around the crescent slit in the book, the illustrations change to reveal a different picture hidden underneath. There aren’t many pages, but my kids still enjoyed the book and taking turns sliding the pictures to and fro.

Verdict: The retail value this month was $74.95 (over $51 using sale prices) 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 enjoyed all the selections this month as well as the bonus gift. Lillypost is my favorite children’s book subscription and I highly recommend it. Plus it’s now available for purchase at Target!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January box.

Coupon – Use code MYSUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION to save 10% off any 3, 6, or 12-month subscription!

Value Breakdown: At $26 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Eco-Kids Beeswax Crayon Sticks: $2.08
  • Good Night, Baddies by Deborah Underwood: $6.24
  • Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward: $6.24
  • Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat by Deborah Underwood: $5.89
  • Slide-N-Seek: Safari by David W. Miles: $5.55

Check out all of our Lillypost reviews and the Parents + Babies Subscription Box Directory for other fun boxes your child might enjoy!

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What do you think of Lillypost?

Lillypost sends beautiful children's books and other goodies to your door. Select from Board Books, Picture Books, or a mixture of both and receive 3 books each month. Each box has a retail value of $25 to $50. Plus - for every box they ship, they donate a book to a child in need.
Jessica Telesmanich
Jessica Telesmanich
Jessica's addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she'll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

Jessica Telesmanich
Jessica Telesmanich
Jessica's addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she'll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.
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2 comments

Sara

I love Lillypost!! I use signed up for a year sub for my son with their Black Friday deal. It’s less than $20 for 5 board books.

Jessica

Score!!

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