- 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 $5.00 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 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 March 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 "Under the Sea" and they included some fun facts for us!
This book is so fun shaped like a basket with a nice handle at the top so kids can carry it around, and of course, the bright colors and eggs popping out at the top will engage them as well! The pages feature different scenes with animals hunting for eggs. Each page has five hidden eggs to locate and each page has a different color set of eggs to find while the last page has 10 different eggs to locate. So there is a story, an egg hunt, and plenty of other things to see on each page to hold their interest! My kids all had fun with this one, whether searching for the eggs themselves or helping their little brother read it, it has already become a favorite with them!
*FYI- You can opt-out of receiving seasonal/holiday books if you don't want to receive them!
The Prettiest Flower by Anna Shuttlewood - Retail Value $16.95
My kids and I really loved this sweet book about a Hedgehog who takes such good care of her beautiful garden. The illustrations are so pretty and the surprise ending is cute and fun. There are plenty of flowers with their names written by them and this book is a great example of how your hard work can yield beautiful results. While we all enjoyed the book, Hedgehog does go around accusing everyone of messing up her garden, and she never seems to apologize for it, but instead, the story just goes on even when she finds out that it wasn't them. The title mentions forgiveness, and while she forgives the actual culprit, she never seems to ask for forgiveness for her own actions. I didn't really like this aspect of the book, but I just took the opportunity to discuss her behavior and we talked about how she should have apologized to everyone and also how she could have done things differently. Once we got that out of the way, we were able to enjoy the rest of the story and the illustrations! They did also include some helpful discussion questions and activity ideas at the end to go along with the story which I appreciated.
Stretchy McHandsome by Judy Schachner - Retail Value $17.99
Stretchy McHandsome is not a character from Grey's Anatomy, but rather he is a handsome cat who lives with his family of 8 cats and is longing for his own space and wanders off for a little vacation. He has a bit of an adventure before meeting someone who is just perfect for him. They have so much in common, including the amazing way they both can stretch! This book full of rhyming text was very silly, but also sweet and endearing at the same time with perfectly detailed illustrations to support our story. The characters were all very diverse, the adventure was just goofy enough, and the ending was very sweet. This is one of those books that I know will become a classic in our home!
Verdict: My family really loved the books we received this month from Lillypost! My daughter reads the two picture books to herself each night before bed and still asks us to read them during the day, while the Easter book gets read multiple times a day whether it's just someone searching for the eggs, or actually reading it. The fun mix of books is always perfectly suited to my family. Not only is there a great curation, but the retail value is always great, too. The total retail value of our books comes to $43.93 which is awesome 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 April 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:
- My Easter Basket: $5.10
- The Prettiest Flower: $9.60
- Stretchy McHandsome: $10.20
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What do you think of Lillypost? Are your kids as excited to open their books as mine are?