- 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!
Sea turtles and race cars seemed like perfect themes for my kiddos this month! We were eager to read the stories upon opening them!
Inside the Lillypost October 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 facts about the rainforest!
Let's Go Ted by Sophy Henn - Retail Value $8.95
Every kid loves getting creative with cardboard boxes and in this case, Ted turns his into a racecar, a digger, and even a spaceship! This cute book is fun for any imaginative kids but especially fun for little hands with the giant flaps to lift for some tactile fun. This book is simple, sweet, and a fun choice for younger kids!
The Boy and the Giant by David Litchfield - Retail Value $16.99
Little Billy has never seen the Giant, although his Grandad has told him plenty of tales about the way the giant has helped the people of their town. He comes to the rescue and is always willing to help, although he always manages to remain out of sight. Billy begins to doubt his existence, but his Granddad tells him to keep an open mind. When Billy sees the giant he becomes afraid and runs away, but soon realizes his mistake. In the end, he learns that people are afraid of things that are different, but the giant is really nothing to fear and he sets about making things right. This was another cute and sweet story with some really beautiful illustrations that create a magical world!
Little Turtle and the Changing Sea by Becky Davies - Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $15.79)
The story begins when Little Turtle first makes her way into the ocean and realizes its wonder. She loves her home and the beautiful things she encounters and the friends she makes, but as time goes by, the ocean begins to look a bit different. Garbage is beginning to take over her beloved home until some divers come to the rescue. This story is unique and just sad enough to evoke some empathy in the readers and shows children that their actions have consequences. While the story doesn't get too tense, the author included some great educational information at the back which could lead to some great discussions. There is a glossary with some important words, some information on the Great Garbage Patch, and details about how plastic can harm marine life. Best of all, they give some tips on what you can do to help and they provide some further reading and online resources. I could see this being a great introduction to recycling and taking care of our environment in a classroom or homeschool setting!
Value - Is it Worth It?
The Cost: $19.95 per month + $4.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
- Let's Go Ted: $8.95
- The Boy and the Giant: $16.99
- Little Turtle and the Changing Sea: $17.99
The total retail value of the books we received comes to $43.93 which is a savings of about $19.03 since we only paid $24.90 for this box. That's a pretty decent value!
We always enjoy the selections that Lillypost sends us each month and I love that we are able to get something for every age with the mixed book option! This subscription is such a great way to grow our home library with the broad range of quality books they have to offer!
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, your first box will begin processing immediately but you might not receive the same books. Per Lillypost:
New books are added weekly and it will always be a fun surprise for both the child and the parents!
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