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Lillypost Mixed Book Subscription Box Review – December 2019

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

  • The Board Book Box – 4 books for ages 0-3,
  • The Picture Book Box – 3 books for ages 4-7, and
  • The Mixed Book Box – 2 picture books and 1 board book 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 + $4.95 shipping. 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.

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

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 December 2019 “Snow” 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 “snow” 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.


Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman – Retail Value $6.95 

This was a fun and silly read that the kids enjoyed since I sang it to them to the tune of “1o in the Bed” (and the little one said, roll over…). The text was easy to turn into a rhythmic pattern and they loved seeing all of the animals make their way out of the sled whether it was whirling out or bailing out. The various ways each animal left introduced them to a lot of new vocabulary. The illustrations were cute too, and it’s a perfect pick for a winter box!


Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $7.99)

This book was totally silly and a bit pointless but my kids, especially my 3-year-old son, loved it. Llama is a simple creature who sets a chain of events in motion that lead to the world being swallowed up by a black hole. He comes across a pile of cake on Monday and eats it until his pants that “made his butt look groovy” are too tight and split letting out a huge rip, one big enough to rip open a black hole. On the other side of that black hole, things are completely fine, so there is a huge dramatic build up and then nothing really changes, making it even more silly than it already is. While I know some parents might not like the use of the word “butt,” it would be easy enough to swap this out with a different word or change this line (if your kiddos aren’t reading yet), but in our case, it totally fits my kids’ sense of humor these days (it’s a phase, right?). They thought it was silly and fun and my son keeps referencing it (not the butt part, thankfully!) so I guess it is one of those quirky stories that they enjoy!


Making a Friend by Tammi Sauer – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $11.48)

Poor Beaver doesn’t have any friends and each time he tries, it never seems to work out. When a snow day comes, he sets out to make his own snow friend. When he gets stuck, he finds some help from a friendly raccoon and before he knows it, they have become fast friends and they find many fun things to do together. This was a cute, sweet story with some pretty illustrations and another great winter pick!

Verdict: We always have fun with our books from Lillypost and this month was no exception! My kids enjoyed all three stories and we had a lot of fun reading them. It’s so nice having the mixed book option so that everyone has something to read! The total retail value of our books this month comes to $42.93 ($26.42 with sale prices) which is a good value 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 January box. 

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

  • Ten on the Sled: $4.04
  • Llama Destroys the World: $10.43
  • Making a Friend: $10.43

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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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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