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Lillypost Mixed Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2020

Brandi Dowell
ByBrandi DowellJun 4, 2020 | 0 comments

3.6 overall rating
5 Ratings | 3 Reviews

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. Having the books wrapped and ready to open makes it feel like a special experience 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.

ACTIVE DEAL: 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 May 2020 “In the Garden” 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 “In the Garden” and they included some fun facts about gardens and some of the important living things you can find there!


When Your Lion Needs a Bath by Susanna Leonard Hill – Retail Value $7.99 (found here for $7.49)

This board book was a little more advanced than most, but it was playful and fun with cute and colorful illustrations. In this story, we are given some advice on how we can get our lion into a bath through a few tricks and our narrator speaks directly to us, even asking us some rhetorical questions. My kids had fun interacting with this story and seeing how the silly lion finally got clean…or did he?


Pretty Kitty by Karen Beaumont – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $15.29)

This book had a lot going on! There was rhyming text, repetitive phrasing, and even some counting, all of which my kids really enjoyed as we read. This story is about an older man who finds some kitties on his stoop, each day there seem to be more and while he contemplates taking them in, he ends up just shooing them away, until one day it starts to snow and the man has a change of heart. This was a sweet book whose illustrations seemed to tell even more of the story. I liked this one a lot more than I expected to and I think it will be a great book for talking about character development and making inferences based on illustrations!


Maurice the Unbeastly by Amy Dixon – Retail Value $16.95 (found here for $9.90)

This book was about a beast named Maurice who was nothing like a beast should be. Instead of being a loud, unruly carnivore, he is a mild-mannered vegetarian whose voice is quiet and melodious. In the hopes that he will become more beastly, his parents send him to the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts where he learns that while he isn’t quite like the other beasts, he still has something to offer. This book was full of new vocabulary words (like the way they described his voice as “dreadfully melodious”) and it had a great lesson about celebrating your differences and the character traits that are unique to you. I also loved how detailed and textured the illustrations were in this one!

Verdict: This month’s Lillypost books were some cute ones! This month didn’t feel quite as perfect for my kiddos as some past book selections have, but we still enjoyed reading these together. I really liked the Pretty Kitty book and I have a feeling it will become a favorite with the rhythmic repetition! I love being able to get a mix of books for my children of different ages each month. The total retail value of our books came to $42.93 ($32.68 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 June box, although it is possible you may get these books in a future box!

ACTIVE DEAL: 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:

  • When Your Lion Needs a Bath: $6.08
  • Pretty Kitty: $9.09
  • Maurice the Unbeastly: $9.73

Check out all of our Lillypost reviews to learn more about this subscription, along with the best book subscription boxes of 2020!

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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!

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