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Lillypost Mixed Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2021

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 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.

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 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 February 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 “Love” and there are some sweet little ideas about how to show love in simple ways.

 

My Little World: Zoom by Jonathan Litton – Retail Value $7.99

My youngest, Benny, is our car/truck man so this little board book was right up his alley. We loved all of the different vehicles, the bright colors, and of course the cute little animals driving them. This rhyming tale had these animals racing against each other to get to the finish with a surprising result. While the story and illustrations were great for asking some educational questions for older toddlers (colors, counting, etc), the little circle cutouts make this a great book for babies to explore, too. I think it’s a fun one that most younger kids will enjoy, although if you ask Benny, he’ll tell you that the line from Monkey where he goes “toot, toot” is inappropriate, which gave us a giggle (my children are at the age where potty talk is hilarious to them, so we’ve been trying to teach them about appropriate uses!).

 

Pete the Cat and the Great Leprechaun Chase by James Dean – Retail Value $10.99 (found here for $5.99!)

While you can opt-out of receiving seasonal/holiday books, my kids really enjoy them so they were excited to see this fun book with a familiar and well-loved character. In this book, Pete is trying to help his friends catch the leprechaun to gain some luck. After some fun rhyming taunting from the leprechaun after Pete fails to catch him, the leprechaun finally helps him realize that Pete is all the luck his friends need. This was a cute, exciting story with lots of bright illustrations and even better, it included a fold-out poster, a page of stickers, and two pages of little St. Patrick’s Day cards that they can give out to friends. While this isn’t the type of book we’d like to receive every month, it was a fun and festive change!

 

The One-Stop Story Shop by Tracey Corderoy – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $14.49)

This story was a really fun one! We encounter a knight who discovers that the dragon he is supposed to be fighting has gone on vacation so he visits the One-Stop Story Shop in search of a new villain. While there, the owner has some interesting suggestions and while at first the Knight seems quite put off by them, in the end, he ends up going on his greatest adventure yet! This was silly, unpredictable, and brought together sea creatures and outer space and other fun things you wouldn’t normally see together in a story. The absurdity of it is what made this book an easy winner for us!

Verdict: What a great balance in this month’s Lillypost curation! The Zoom book was great for my youngest son who has already asked to read it several times and Pete the Cat was a fun, festive pick with lots of great extras that my kids were excited about. Our last book was super creative and one that I’m sure we will enjoy many readings of! Somehow this subscription always manages to get it right! The total retail value of our books comes to $36.97 which is pretty good for a $24.90 ($19.95 + $4.95 shipping) box. If we take into account the sales prices, we are a little low at $28.47, but still coming out ahead.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March box, although it is possible you may get these books in a future box!

COUPON: Use code READING30 to save 30% 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 item:

  • Zoom: $5.38
  • Pete the Cat: $7.40
  • The One-Stop Story Shop: $12.12

Check out all of our Lillypost 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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