Lillypost Mixed Book Box Review – February 2019
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 $19.95 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.
Ships to: US and Canada
Lillypost February 2019 “All About Love” 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 “All About Love” and they included some nice things you can do to show your love for others. One of the suggestions was doing chores and my daughter has been asking me what she can do to help me all morning! So sweet!
This card encourages your littles to enter the coloring contest, even if you’ve won before!
This little board book is super cute and much more unique than I expected for a board book about a farm! Instead of taking the traditional route and just including animals and their sounds, this book gives a lot more educational information such as what the baby animals are called, where some animals sleep and it even talks about the vegetables that are grown on the farm and how they are taken to the city in a truck. Each page has one simple sentence so it is still appropriate for a young child. It also has some really fun cut-outs and fun edges that make it an exciting tactile experience for little ones as you read. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book and its cute illustrations!
Garcia and Colette are two friends who love to explore, the only problem is, they can’t agree on where to explore! This leads them to each launch their own expedition. Garcia heads to space in a rocket ship while Colette heads under the sea in her submarine. Both are equally prepared, but they soon find out that exploring by yourself can get awfully lonely. In the end, they find a compromise and a great place to explore together. This is a cute story with a lot of fun illustrations and subject matter that will appeal to kids. I also loved that it appropriately demonstrated how to compromise when playing with others, which was a great lesson to share with my son and daughter after we read!
Now this book was just fun! William is a chef who lives in the land of Fairy Tales although all he reads are cookbooks. He tries his best to make it as a chef using some fairy tale recipes that get a bit dangerous when they call for creatures like the Big Bad Wolf, and he tried working in some restaurants, but found that the customers, such as the Three Bears were quite “persnickety.” Feeling like he doesn’t belong, he soon finds some ingredients that he thinks he can help spruce up for Fairy Tale Headquarters. He takes an apple, some beans, and a pumpkin not knowing that by turning them into soups and pies that he will alter the fairy tale stories they belong to. This was as a fun read that involved a lot of familiar fairy tale characters and stories. It was fun for me as a parent to read, but it also made me realize that I need to get to work sharing some more classic stories like Jack and the Beanstalk with my kiddos! While they still enjoyed the book, they will definitely enjoy it even more once they are able to connect all of the characters to their rightful stories!
Verdict: I always enjoy the books they send us each month in our Lillypost box. The books we received this month were a great mix of education and entertainment that easily engaged the kids. I can’t say enough about the mixed book option if you have children of different ages, this option provides something for everyone! The books are always unique to us and we enjoy reading them together. The retail value of the books we received this month came to $44.97 which is well over the $24.90 ($19.95 + $4.95 shipping) cost of the box!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March box.
Value Breakdown: At $24.90 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- On the Farm: $5.53
- Garcia & Colette: $9.41
- A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale: $9.96
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What do you think of Lillypost? Are your kids as excited to open their books as mine are?