- 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!
I love when they include some seasonal books (although you can opt-out of those if you aren't a fan!) and the selections this month all looked like fun! It looks like they are celebrating 5 years of their service and they sent this cute card to tell us. Let's see what we received!
Inside the Lillypost September 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 pencils and back to school!
There's a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher - Retail Value $8.99
Our board book is such a fun interactive one and I knew right away my kids would love it! We have the Monster book in this series, but I think this Dragon version is even cuter! On each page something different happens with the dragon and the author asks the audience to do something in order to help, in this case, we had to try to blow out some fires that this little dragon sparked when he sneezed. The illustrations and storyline are super cute and all three of my kids enjoy the silly way we get to interact as we move the book around. This is a fun series worth checking out if you haven't yet (similar to Don't Push the Button - another favorite series of ours!)
Frankenstein Doesn't Wear Earmuffs! by John Loren - Retail Value $17.99 (on sale for $16.19)
This book was another cute and silly one, and this was our more seasonal selection of the bunch, but I really think you could enjoy it any time of year. Frankenstein (a little boy) is getting all ready to go out on the town on Halloween night, but he keeps getting interrupted by his parents as they give him different things to bundle up with and keep warm. Eventually, he gets frustrated and exclaims that 'Frankenstein doesn't wear earmuffs!' only to find that the ghosts, vampires, and other creepy creatures on his street are also warm in their winter clothes. This book was clever and unique and I really loved the way the illustrations supported our story. There is so much to infer from the reading, too, which makes it a great book on a different level.
Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph - Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $9.39)
This last book was full of silly illustrations that had my 6-year-old daughter giggling. The rhyming text told the story of a dog who just doesn't seem to fit in so she leaves her home and finds that there are other dogs just like her where she can blend in with the crowd. There she discovers another odd dog out, and this time he makes her realize that standing out can be a good thing. It's a cute little story with a nice lesson about not being afraid to be yourself and the illustrations added just the right amount of humor to the sweet story!
Value - Is it Worth It?
The Cost: $19.95 per month + $4.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
- There's a Dragon in Your Book: $9.99
- Frankenstein Doesn't Wear Earmuffs!: $17.99
- Odd Dog Out: $17.99
The total retail value of the books we received comes to $45.97 so at $24.90 for this box which is a great value at $21.07 over the cost of the box There's also some added value in the unique books that we received this month!
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 we had some silly, clever books that really entertained all three of my children, which is always a win in my book!
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the October box, although it is possible you may get these books in a future box!
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