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Lillypost Mixed Book Box Review + Coupon – May 2018

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Lillypost is a monthly children’s book subscription! They offer three subscription options: The Picture Book Box that includes 3 books for ages 4-7, The Board Book Box that includes 3 books for ages 0-3, or the Mixed Book Box that includes 1 board book and 2 picture books for all ages. From Lillypost:

For every box that is purchased, Lillypost will be donating one book to a child in need through various literacy-based charities.

This review is of the Mixed Book box for $19.99 a month. This option includes both board books and picture books for families with children in both age ranges.

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You can choose to have your books wrapped each month for an extra $5.00 per shipment. The paper is always nice, thick quality and often features their signature Lillypost fox. I think this makes receiving our books just a bit more special each month.

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.)

Lillypost May 2018 review

About Lillypost

The Subscription Box: Lillypost

The Cost: $19.95 a month (less for longer subscription commitments) + $4.95 shipping

COUPON: Use code READING30 to save 30% off your first box!

The Products: 3 Books per month. Choose from 3 picture books, 3 board books or 3 mixed books (1 board book and 2 picture books).

Ships to: U.S. and Canada

Good to know: Lillypost’s product offering and pricing have recently changed.

Lillypost May 2018 Review

Lillypost included this little note that introduces their new coloring contests. Kids can draw directly on the box and incorporate Finnley the Fox into the monthly theme, then share it on social media for a chance to win a prize. This month’s theme is Outer Space and I love that they included some fun facts too!

Little Friends Sound Book: Colors by Mara van der Meer, Penny Worms and Amy Oliver – Retail Value $14.99 (found here for $11.24)

This book couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. My almost 2-year-old has been really into colors lately and wants to name every color that he sees. This is the perfect book for teaching him and reinforcing the idea of color.

I really love the way this book is set up. They highlight a color and describe the picture and then ask the child to help pick a color that matches it. But it’s done in a really unique and engaging way. The little sound portion simply says the name of the color which is helpful if a child gets stuck on their colors. I think it’s cute that it looks like a little paint palette! The book is great by itself, but the sounds make it even more engaging.

Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart

Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $14.38)

This book is a little more advanced than the colors book. I love that we get books at such different levels because it really broadens the range of materials we have in our home library. This was a great book to explore together with a ton of different animals and a lot of fun sounds and noises that we could replicate.

I liked that there was large text that was simple and more of a story, but that it also had smaller, more educational paragraphs about each animal. I read the larger lines for my son since his attention span is a little shorter, but with my daughter, I could read the whole book to her. I thought the animals were great because there were a lot of animals we had never heard of. This was definitely a different kind of book than we are used to, but we all really appreciated it.

Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $9.89)

Super Manny is about a raccoon who dons various capes to fight off imaginary bad guys like alien robots and sea creatures. Each time he wears a different color cape and declares a different adjective to describe himself such as strong or fearless. I love that the imaginary creatures are featured in the same color as the cape as it makes it easy to see what is happening.

When he is at school he wears an invisible cape to fight the bad guys and he ends up standing up to a bully and making a new friend. This was a cute book with a good message. The bully scene was very simple and not too intense but showed how easy it is to be a hero just by being kind and looking out for others.

Verdict: This was another great Lillypost box! The mixed book option is really perfect for us because we get a good mix that appeals to both my son and my daughter. This month it was great to have an interactive book that the kids could explore on their own along with two titles that were fun for us to read together.

The total retail value of the books came to $50.97 (less with sale prices), and the cost of the box was $24.90 ($19.95 + $4.95 shipping). I think that’s a great deal, even if you take into account the sale prices!

To Wrap Up:

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

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

Value Breakdown: At $24.90 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Little Friends Sound Book: Colors: $7.32
  • Can an Aardvark Bark?: $8.79
  • Super Manny Stands Up!: $8.79

Check out all of our Lillypost reviews to learn more about this subscription!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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