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Lillypost Box Review + Coupon – May 2021

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.May 31, 2021 | 0 comments

3.6 overall rating
5 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Lillypost is a monthly book subscription box for children that donates one book to a child in need for every box purchased. They 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.

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 May 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 we learned all about dinosaurs!


Hug Machine by Scott Campbell - Retail Value $7.99 

This is a book that we actually already own and it's a fun read so I'm glad we were able to gift a copy to my sister-in-law and her kids! Our main character is a Hug Machine and he goes all around town hugging everyone and everything he can find. His hugs have the power to cheer up those who are sad, and he can even manage a hug for those who have been found to be un-huggable like the spiky porcupine. It's one of those cute, silly stories that we love to read and it's perfect as a bedtime read because it's just the right length!


Willow the Armadillo by Marilou Reeder - Retail Value $16.99 (found here for $14.89)

Willow is an adorable and determined armadillo who just wants to be featured as the hero in a picture book. While all of her friends manage to become heroes, no one seems to take her seriously. No matter how hard she tries whether it's changing her image or trying to prove her strength, she gets rejected at every turn. While she never gets featured as a hero in one of the books she was auditioning for, she does end up getting her hero moment and her perseverance pays off in the end! This was a cute book that is pretty original. It has some good little lessons that are told quite simply and in an engaging way that would be a great starting point for some discussions about what makes a hero and how to overcome obstacles!


Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep: Baaad Hair Day by Eric Barclay - Retail Value $17.99

This is our second adventure with Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep and it's even cuter than the first! Sheep has some fabulous hair that she styles every which way, but soon her hair is getting too long. Sheep Dog tries to talk her into getting it sheared, but she wants nothing to do with that so she tries to figure out another solution to her problem, but none of them seem to work. Another cute book with some really adorable characters and my son thought it was hilarious that Sheep referred to the ducks as water chickens!

Verdict: We always look forward to seeing what Lillypost will send our way each month and this month was a pretty good selection! While we already had Hug Machine it's one that we really enjoy so I was happy to be able to share a copy with someone else. Our favorite book this month was definitely Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep with all of the silliness and cute characters! The value is always great, too with our books retailing $42.97 when we only paid $24.90 ($19.95 + $4.95 shipping) for this 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!

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

  • Hug Machine: $4.63
  • Willow the Armadillo: $9.85
  • Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep: $10.42

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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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 D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mother of four; 3 boys and 1 girl. My youngest son was just born in January 2022, my other boys are 4 and 6, and my daughter is 7. I am a former educator and have taught both elementary art and Special Education.

I have been reviewing boxes for MSA since January 2018 and have reviewed everything from activity and clothing boxes for kids to clothing, beauty, and pampering boxes for women. I have also reviewed boxes focused on home goods and even some men's boxes with the help of my husband! 

I love to discover new brands and try new things!

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