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Lillypost August 2021 Subscription Review + Coupon

Brandi Dowell
ByBrandi DowellAug 29, 2021 | 0 comments

Lillypost
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!

First Impressions

At first glance, the choices this month all felt great for the end of summer and the start of a new school year! Our board book featuring a purple moose on the cover was sure to be a hit, while the other two books had to do with bringing a pet to school and a beautifully illustrated scarecrow. I was eager to see what these books would be like!

Inside the Lillypost August 2021 Box

 

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 they shared some fun farm facts!

I Love You More Than…A Purple Moose! by Laura Gates Galvin – Retail Value $9.99

 

This book was surprisingly long for a board book and full of so much silliness. My kids really enjoyed this one with all of the funny ways they had to say “I love you more” and even better, the goofy illustrations that went along with it. The rhymes were playful and whimsical such as “more than a cotton candy hat” and “more than a tap-dancing cat,” and all of them were quite unique, too! The silliness this invoked was fun for all ages!

Take Your Pet to School Day by Linda Ashman – Retail Value $17.99 (on sale for $16.43)

 

What a perfect book for this month when kids are preparing to return to school! This book is full of some mischievous pets who trick the principal into letting them come to school. They cause messes, madness, and mayhem, all of which are wonderfully illustrated in detail. The adults can’t quite believe what has happened and they quickly find a way to set things right. This book is the perfect fun and silly way to get kids excited about a new school year, or a fun way to relate to a child with a pet!

The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry – Retail Value $18.99 (found here for $10.63)

 

What a beautifully illustrated book and such a sweet story to go along with it! I just love scarecrows and this book has gotten me into the fall spirit! I haven’t actually shared this one with my children yet because we homeschool and I know this will be such a special book to share with them and most likely do a craft with them based on it. This sweet scarecrow works hard all year long doing his job, but when he finds a baby crow, he decides to save it and the two become fast friends. This book is very sweet and gentle, but what I really loved most was just how delicate and beautiful the illustrations were.

Value – Is it Worth It?

The Cost: $19.95 per month + $4.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

Value Breakdown:

  • I Love You More Than a Purple Moose: $9.99
  • Take Your Pet to School Day: $17.99
  • The Scarecrow: $18.99

The total retail value of the books we received comes to $46.97 so at $24.90 for this box, not only are we getting a great return on our value at $22.07 over the cost of the box, but this box is consistently one that brings joy to our family so we will always find even more value in that! It’s definitely worth it to us.

Key Takeaways

Lillypost always sends the cutest books and such a wonderfully curated selection! From the moment we open the box, we are enthralled with the experience from ripping off the wrapping paper to seeing what stories and fun characters each of the books have in store. This month I loved the variety with something a little silly, and then something a little more serious and very beautifully illustrated!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

To Wrap Up:

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

What do you think of LillypostLeave your own review below!

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 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!

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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