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Lillypost Mixed Book Box Review – December 2018

Lillypost is a monthly children’s book subscription! They offer three subscription options: The Picture Book Box, which includes 3 books for ages 4-7, The Board Book Box, which includes 3 books for ages 0-3, and the Mixed Book Box, which 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.

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.)

About Lillypost Children’s Book Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Lillypost Mixed Book Box

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

The Products: 3 books (1 board book and 2 picture books) per month. Lillypost also offers other combinations with just board books and just picture books.

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

Ships to: US and Canada

Lillypost December 2018 Review

Lillypost included this little note that introduces their coloring contest for the month. 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 Winter Wonderland, and I love that they include some fun facts too!

This card encourages your littles to enter the coloring contest, even if you’ve won before!

Penguin’s Christmas Wish by Salina Yoon – Retail Value $7.99

We actually have another book in this series, Penguin and Pinecone, so we were excited to see a Christmas version in our box. Penguin is an adorable character who just wants to bring the magic of Christmas to his friends and family. He leads them to the forest to find a special tree to decorate and when a storm comes and ruins their decorations, Penguin manages to find a way to save the day. A cute and sweet story just in time for the holidays!

Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin – Retail Value $16.99 (Found here for $13.86)

I actually put this one aside to give to my daughter for Christmas because I know she is going to really enjoy it! Actually, I know both kids will enjoy it just for the surprise twist at the end! Charlotte is a little girl who really wants a pet and for her sixth birthday her parents finally get her one. Unfortunately, it’s not the dog, cat or hamster that she dreamed of, but instead a giant pet rock. Charlotte takes good care of it anyway and develops a great friendship with her pet rock, until one day, the rock has a big surprise for her! This is a silly, cute book that is also fun for parents too!

Mice Skating by Annie Silvestro – Retail Value $16.95 (Found here for $14.85)

Last month we received a sweet book by the same author, so I was happy to see another one from her based on more adorable animals. This time our story focuses on a field mouse named Lucy who is unlike all of her mice friends in that she really loves winter while they prefer to stay indoors and avoid it. Lucy tries her best to get her friends to come outside and join her in all of the fun winter activities but they refuse until finally, she finds a way to convince them when they get so curious about a new hobby she’s taken up. Lucy wins her friends over in the end and they all find a way to enjoy winter together as they wait for spring to come. This was another great winter choice for our box this month and I love the beautiful illustrations throughout this one!

Verdict: I love that we received two winter-themed books in our Lillypost box this month. They were both great stories and perfect selections for the month of December. We were happy to see a familiar character in Penguin since he is such a lovable character and my son has already claimed this one and sleeps with it by his bed so he can read it when he wakes up in the morning! I am really excited to read Charlotte and the Rock to my daughter since I know she will love it. This was such a good range of books and since we receive the mixed book option, there is always something at different reading levels to please everyone! The cost of the box was $24.90 ($19.95 + $4.95 shipping), and the total retail value of the books came to $41.93, which is a great value for such nice books. 

To Wrap Up:

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

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

  • Penguin’s Christmas Wish: $4.74
  • Charlotte and the Rock: $10.09
  • Mice Skating: $10.07

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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