Lillypost Mixed Book Subscription Box Review – March 2020
- 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.
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.
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 March 2020 “Around the World” Review
Lillypost always sends us a set of Finnley the Fox stickers along with a little note that introduces their coloring contest for the month. Kids can draw directly on the box and incorporate Finnley into the monthly theme, then share it on social media for a chance to win a prize. This month’s theme is “Around the World” and they provided some fun facts about various places around the world.
Sweet Dreams Moonbeams by Sara Conway – Retail Value $7.99
I love bedtime books and my kids love anything involving animals so this book was an instant hit. Not only are there tons of animals saying goodnight with rhyming text, but there are so many different types of animals that aren’t usually featured in books such as moles and voles. This made it such a unique read and I personally loved the illustrations. It was really very beautiful with the night sky background and adorable critters in the foreground.
It seems that being stuck inside for so long has had an effect on my kids’ temper (and possibly mine as well!) so this book was a great reminder to stay calm even when things don’t quite go our way! Fergal seems to get all fired up when he doesn’t get what he wants and it makes him act so poorly that soon the others don’t want to play with him. His mother calmly explains why others might not want to be around him after his actions and from there he learns to keep his cool and also finds out what his friends do to stay calm. This was a cute book with an engaging main character and a lot of helpful tools to help kids self-regulate their emotions!
This book was a bright, colorful selection for spring. The kids enjoyed the rhyming story and of course, the idea of tracking the Easter Bunny. The illustrations were really cute as well. I loved the varied text with larger words, bold type, and even some words with illustrations next to them so that I could focus on some pre-reading skills with them.
At the back of the book, they actually had some additional pages with educational information and even some activity ideas such as building an Easter Bunny nest like the one in our story. How fun!
Verdict: Each month it feels like our Lillypost box is made just for my family! The mixed book option is such a great way to get a book that will appeal to multiple ages. I loved that the Easter Bunny book had some educational information and activity ideas at the back. This was a great way to turn a story into a full experience! I also really loved the animal book since it was just so pretty to look at! The total retail value of our books came to $42.97 which is an awesome value for a $24.90 ($19.95 + $4.95 shipping) box full of great stories!
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 ($19.95 a month + $4.95 shipping) for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Sweet Dreams Moonbeams: $4.63
- Fergal and the Bad Temper: $10.42
- How to Track an Easter Bunny: $9.85
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?