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.
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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!
My kids love animals, so I knew this selection full of animals would be sure to please!
Inside the Lillypost February 2022 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 is all about friendship!
In The Wild by Natalie Marshall - Listed Value $8.99
We had a new addition to the family at the end of January, so my older kids were all very excited to share this book with the baby! While he's a bit young to enjoy it right now, I know that as he gets older he will love the bright colors, cute animals, and of course, all of the fun textures throughout! This book has limited text, but it is busy and vibrant and having the tactile aspect with all of the peek-through textures makes it a great one to add to our collection for baby boy!
Musical Mac by Brendan Kearney - Listed Value $16.95
I can honestly say we have never received a book about a millipede before so this was an exciting concept for my kiddos who love all sorts of critters! Mac is just a bug who loves to play music and dreams of entering the talent show, the problem is, he is much too scared to do it alone. He sets out on a journey to find a band to join which proves to be difficult and at times even dangerous! In the end, he finds his way thanks to the help of his new friends. The story was short and not incredibly detailed, but it was fun and has some great illustrations of animals playing instruments that make it interesting enough to hold a child's attention! Bonus - there are also some great large words throughout which are helpful for those trying to expand their vocabulary.
Something's Wrong! by Jory John and Erin Kraan - Listed Value $18.99
This picture book is quite lengthy with long paragraphs throughout and it's all about a bear and his underwear...except bears don't wear underwear! And apparently, he's forgotten to take off the strange gift his grandmother sent him — which is quite embarrassing when all of the other animals see him. In the end, the day is saved by his friend, but the moments leading up to it are quite silly as Jeff the Bear tries and tries to figure out what it is that he forgot to do! He speaks in long, rambling, run-on sentences that are quite silly and fun to read, but I think what my kids enjoyed most were the illustrations of the many animals, some of which look quite silly by the end!
Value - Is it Worth It?
The Cost: $19.95 per month + $4.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
- Wild Animals: $8.99
- Musical Mac: $16.95
- Something's Wrong!: $18.99
The total retail value of the books we received comes to $44.93 which is a savings of about $20.03 since we only paid $24.90 for this box, which is a great value!
This was another great month of books from Lillypost with selections to please any age. The kids were most excited about sharing the board book with their new baby brother, but we also enjoyed the absolute silliness of Something's Wrong!
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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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