- 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 per 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 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 per 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 U.S. and Canada
Good to Know: When you sign up you can choose to have them consider seasonal books for your box or exclude them!
Lillypost January 2021 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 "When I Grow Up" and there is a cute little form for them to fill out!
Hello, World! Arctic Animals by Jill McDonald - Retail Value $7.99
I love these little Hello World! books, and this one was actually one I planned to purchase so I was pretty excited to see it in our box! This book is full of information about various Arctic animals, and the first page opens up with a little globe showing where exactly the Arctic is. The facts are slightly obscure, so there were even some things my animal expert son didn't know. In addition to the main text, there are these little extra tidbits of information on each page too. The illustrations are cute, the subject matter is engaging, and it's educational. These are the perfect little board books!
This picture book is about a cute little bird called Baby who was born with one smaller wing. When all of the other birds are ready to fly away, he is disappointed to find that he can't fly due to his wing. He tries his best, but when he ultimately fails time and time again, a bigger bird named Cooter (I just don't know about that name!) comes and offers his assistance. Baby is determined and doesn't give up until finally, Cooter tells him that he isn't able to fly either, and this seems to help Baby feel a little better about his lot in life. Instead, he teaches Baby how to "coot scoot" which my kids thought was pretty funny. It's a cute, strange little book that we enjoyed with a good lesson about not giving up and also learning to accept that sometimes you have limitations.
FYI- One of them does say "what the heck?" in the book, in case this is something you prefer your kids not hear or say!
This book was so sweet and it gave me all the feels! I don't know if my kids quite understood the magic of the sweet interactions between Lubna and Amir, but they enjoyed the story overall. Lubna is a girl who has been displaced, along with her father. She finds a pebble and draws a face on it and it becomes her only friend. She can count on Pebble to make her smile. Soon, a new boy arrives and he is sad and lonely. They become friends and eventually, it is time for Lubna to leave. Amir is sad and fearful with his only friend leaving but Lubna knows exactly how to help him. She gives him Pebble to keep him company. It is just so simple, cute, and beautiful all at once. I really loved this story!
Verdict: Receiving a book that I had my eye on was such a fun surprise in this month's Lillypost box! It's always great when it works out like that! While we loved our cute and educational board book, our other books had some great messages and themes to give us a great well-rounded experience. I am really pleased with the books this month and value-wise we did well with a total retail value of $43.97 for this $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 February box, although it is possible you may get these books in a future box!
Value Breakdown: At $24.90 ($19.95 per month + $4.95 shipping) for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Arctic Animals: $4.52
- Baby Bird: $10.19
- Lubna and Pebble: $10.19
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What do you think of Lillypost? Are your kids as excited to open their books as mine are?