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Lillypost Mixed Book Subscription Box Review – October 2019

Brandi Dowell
ByBrandi DowellNov 4, 2019 | 0 comments

Lillypost
3.6 overall rating
5 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Lillypost is a monthly book subscription for childrenThey offer three subscription options:

  • The Board Book Box, which includes 3 books for ages 0-3,
  • The Picture Book Box, which includes 3 books for ages 4-7, 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 board books and picture books for families with children in both age ranges.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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.

About Lillypost Children’s Book Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Lillypost Mixed Book Box

The Cost: $19.95 a month + $4.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

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: The US and Canada

Lillypost October 2019 “Fall” 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 “fall” and this card includes some fun facts related to the theme! On the back there is a note encourages your littles to enter the coloring contest, even if they’ve won before.

 

Good Morning, Farm Friends by Annie Bach – Retail Value $8.99 (found here for $7.63)

At first, I was a little underwhelmed at the thought of another farm animal book, but once I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful illustrations! Just look at that sunrise and that adorable llama! As for the story, it’s a cute rhyming tale about everyone waking up on the farm and getting ready for the day. The kids really loved this one, all three of them (18 mos, 3, and 5), and I enjoyed reading it as well.

 

Bearnard’s Book by Deborah Underwood – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $11.48)

This is a story about Bearnard (clever name, but I could not decide how to pronounce it and stumbled over his name all throughout the book!) who receives a letter informing him that he is going to be in his very own book. He is so excited and his imagination starts to run wild at all of the possibilities. His excitement soon turns to worry when he begins to think of all the things that could happen in the book. It all turns out okay in the end though with some encouragement from his friend Gertie. This was another cute one that the kids had fun with. We have only read it once before bed, but I know next time we read it, I’ll be able to get the kids even more engaged by asking them what they would do if they were Bearnard and got to be in a book!

 

Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $10.99)

This was another book with beautiful illustrations! Hank is kind of a grumpy cactus who likes to be left alone and prefers to keep to himself. He seems to find everyone around him an annoyance until one day a cowboy puts the idea of a hug into his head. He slowly finds himself tolerating everyone a bit more and eventually finds himself wanting some friends and even a hug! This one was cute and unique and of course, very pleasing to look at with all of those colors and some fun critters!

Verdict: This month’s Lillypost selections were another set of hits! The kids all enjoyed reading these and I thought they were good stories too. I really enjoyed all of the beautiful illustrations as well. I love this mixed book option and I think that these were perfect for my three kiddos!  The total retail value of our books came to $44.97  ($30.10 with sale prices) 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 November box. 

Value Breakdown: At $24.90 ($19.95 a month + $4.95 shipping) for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Good Morning, Farm Animals: $4.98
  • Bearnard’s Book: $9.96
  • Nobody Hugs a Cactus: $9.96

Check out all of our Lillypost reviews to learn more about this subscription, along with the best book subscription boxes of 2019!

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What do you think of LillypostAre your kids as excited to open their books as mine are?

Lillypost sends beautiful children's books and other goodies to your door. Select from Board Books, Picture Books, or a mixture of both and receive 3 books each month. Each box has a retail value of $25 to $50. Plus - for every box they ship, they donate a book to a child in need.
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!

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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