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Elephant Books Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2021

Elephant Books is a monthly book subscription box for children that delivers brand new hardcover children’s books to your door each month. They strive to deliver unique “undiscovered treasures” that your children will want to read over and over again. 

They offer two subscription options:

  • The Board Book Box – 3 books for ages 0-2
  • The Picture Book Box – 2 books for ages 2-6

This review is of the Picture Book Box for $20.99 per month + $5.00 shipping.

The books come in the cutest elephant packaging which makes for an engaging experience from the moment you open your box.

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.)

About Elephant Books

The Subscription Box: Elephant Books

The Cost: $20.99 per month + $5.00 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 15% off your first box!

The Products: 3 board books or 2 picture books per month.

Ships to: The U.S. for $5.00 and Canada for $17.00

Good to Know: If you have children of multiple ages and want to receive both the board and picture book options, you can get a 10% discount on your second subscription!

Elephant Books February 2021 Review

We received this note at the top of our box with some tips for reading with your child.

Elephant Books also included these bookplate stickers so your child can personalize their new books before adding them to your home library. 


Something’s Fishy by Jean Gourounas – Retail Value $16.95

This book has such a straightforward design and very simple illustrations, but it is still so visually appealing! It doesn’t hurt that the pages are also a nice, thick, almost grained paper that feels unlike any other book we own. The storyline is just as simple, but it has a lot of humor to it. A penguin is fishing and all of the other arctic creatures are very curious about what she is doing and whether the fish are biting. There are a few cute twists and turns that make it slightly unpredictable and add just the right amount of silliness. While it was a super simple story, they did include some large vocabulary words which were fun to introduce my kiddos to, like “flummoxed”! This book appealed to all of my kids and may have been one of their favorites that we’ve received lately.


Mootilda’s Bad Mood by Corey Rosen Schwartz – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $14.89)

This book was really silly and included so much fun wordplay that my kids and I really enjoyed. We love a good pun and there were plenty of them throughout this book about Mootilda and her “bad moooooood”. Poor Mootilda wakes up on the wrong side of the barn and from there, her day just seems to get worse. There is plenty of “cow-miserating” and several funny “cow-tastrophes” that all gave us a good giggle. This book was incredibly engaging with its bright, detailed illustrations and the rhyming text made situations she encountered funny and whimsical. This is one of those books that parents will enjoy reading as much as kids (as long as you have a cheesy sense of humor like us!).

Verdict: This was our first time receiving Elephant Books and we were incredibly happy with our shipment. As a lover of elephants, I was already sold by the name, but that adorable packaging and the cute bookplates really made for a great presentation! As for the books, I truly believe they were special and my children enjoyed them a lot. They actually really loved the more simple book, but I was a huge fan of all the silly wordplay in our Mootilda book. As for the value, our books have a total retail value of $34.94 and this box costs $25.99 ($20.99 + $5.00 shipping), and even with sale prices, we are coming out ahead at $31.84, so the value is there, too. The kids and I are excited to see what next month brings! 

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? According to their FAQ:

For new subscription orders placed during the last week of the month, the first subscription month will be considered the month following. (Examples: For a new subscription placed on September 27, shipping will take place within 5 business days, and the first month of subscription will be considered October. The second package will be mailed around November 15. For a new subscription placed on September 10, shipping will take place within 5 business days, and the first month of subscription will be considered September. Second package will be mailed around October 15.)

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 15% off your first box!

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

  • Something’s Fishy: $4.52
  • Mootilda’s Bad Mood: $10.19

Check out all of our Elephant Books reviews to learn more about this subscription, along with the best book subscription boxes of 2021!

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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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