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."
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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.
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 December 2017 Review
Lillypost's information card said “Merry Christmas!”, but I was happy to see that this month’s box was not too Christmas-y themed. Many families don’t celebrate Christmas and luckily only one book this month was about Rudolph, so hopefully, this box was a hit with most subscribers.
The thing about Yetis is that they love winter, but sometimes even they get really cold and miss summer. So what is a Yeti to do? Make a warm, cozy, summer day right at home. This is a very popular book at my school library and I’m glad to have my own copy for home to share with my son and daughter.
This is a fabulous winter story with funny one-liners and tons of references to fairy tales and nursery rhymes for young kids to spot. Both my son and daughter loved this one and asked for repeated readings.
This book is filled with 12 short stories from popular Disney and Pixar movies. I’m not a fan of Disney books or books based on cartoon characters. I just think the writing is sub-par and books like these don’t excite me. There is so much original, creative, amazing children’s literature out there that this isn’t what I personally want to see in my literature subscription boxes. We passed this one along to a friend who has kids obsessed with all things Disney.
This story was originally written in 1939 as a sequel to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This version was a rerelease with new illustrations. This story features sweet Rudolph who learns a lesson about self-love. The story is told in verse and has a valuable message for children. My kids enjoyed it.
Verdict: The retail value this month was $64.96 (over $47 using sale prices) which I’m thrilled with and is more than twice 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. 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 February box.
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Value Breakdown: At $26 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogel: $6.80
- Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar: $6.80
- 5 Minute Disney * Pixar Stories by Disney Book Group: $5.20
- Rudolph Shines Again by Robert L. May: $7.20
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