Lillypost Mixed Book Box Review – March 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 March 2019 “Colours” 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 “Colours” and they included fun facts about color.
This card encourages your littles to enter the coloring contest, even if you’ve won before!
Our board book this month is a fun and interactive tail of Mr.Snail who is delivering mail. Each page features a large number with the center cut out so that children can trace the number as they read. It also features little flaps on each page to lift up. In addition to these tactile experiences, they also ask questions on each page such as what characters they see or having them count the objects or characters. The colors are bright, the story is cute and it features so many great characters that we get to count making this book incredibly engaging. My kids and I loved it!
This sweet book is about a boy named Hector who discovers an acorn one day and realizes that they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Soon he is finding acorns everywhere and collecting them and storing them in his desk at school. When the other kids at school see his collection they are amazed at the variety and their teacher proceeds to tell them about all sorts of collections, both private and public such as those in museums. What was really unique about this book was the page at the back that described different types of collections. It turned from a sweet story with great illustrations to a nice little educational bit that my kids were really interested to learn about.
This story is about a frog who decides he doesn’t want to be a frog because he doesn’t like being wet and slimy and eating bugs all the time. The book features a dialogue between him and his father as he describes other animals he would like to be and his father tells him the reasons why he can’t be that animal. Eventually, he decides that being a frog is probably not so bad after all with a little help from a “fierce hunter.” This book was my son’s favorite by far, in fact, he started talking about it at dinner and made up his own version, forcing me to play along, “Mommy! Say ‘you can’t be a rhinoceros because you don’t have horns’!” Needless to say, it’s become a favorite game of ours and it’s already a favorite book to read each night!
Verdict: Lillypost box is one of my favorites that we receive each month. The books are always fun and my kids always seem to enjoy them. I loved how interactive our board book was and how our frog book featured a different style with all of the fun speech bubbles and the conversation between father and son. With their mixed book option, we always ensure that we have a book for each of my kiddos, which is so much fun! The retail value of the books we received this month came to $43.97 which is great for a $24.90 ($19.95 + $4.95 shipping) box!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the April box.
Value Breakdown: At $24.90 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Mr.Snail’s Counting Trails: $5.09
- Hector the Collector: $10.19
- I Don’t Want to Be a Frog: $9.62
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of Lillypost? Are your kids as excited to open their books as mine are?