WILF Books book subscription service – review and giveaway

It’s so exciting seeing Monkey develop his reading skills and watch him move through the reading bands with his school books.  He’s also, finally started to show a little interest in reading his own books to me, rather than the other way round. It’s never been that he hasn’t loved books, just the effort of reading them for himself.  We recently discovered the WILF Books book subscription service and I thought it would add the element of surprise to our book reading.

Wilf Books book subscription service

The WILF Books book subscription service is a little different from others we’ve heard of. With this service not only do you receive new books each month, but you have the opportunity to recycle new unwanted books.  You give some guidance of your child’s preferences – picture books, moral, fairy tales and rhyming books for example.  We requested a mixture.  Select the age and sex of your child, along with any specific interests and confirm their full name.

In each monthly package the child receives a minimum of 3 gift wrapped books and a personal note from WILF the Elephant. There’s also a sharing chart included so you can track any books you decide to share.  A freepost envelope is included with each consignment.  You’re under no obligation to share any books, but if like us, you have books that just didn’t click, it’s nice to know that someone else might get to enjoy them.

Monkey loved his note and the thrill of opening his packages – he received 4 books.

I was really intrigued to see what Monkey would receive, especially as we could probably rival our local library with the amount of books we have.  So what did we receive?

Wilf Books book subscription service

A really good fit of books actually.  We have The Twits as an audio book and Monkey loves it.  We’re actually going to see the stage performance in Aylesbury next month, so this is perfectly timed for bedtime reading.  Being a cat friendly house, we’re going to enjoy reading about Phil & Lill’s adventures – cats we’ve not come across before.  Having a Hedgehog House in the garden, we are both looking forward to reading The Hedgehog, another great fit for Monkey.  The final book, Captain Cook’s Favourite Book we do already have, but it  is one of Monkey’s favourite books, so a good fit.

If you receive any books you already own, just let WILF Books know, return it in the freepost envelope and you’ll receive an extra book in your next month’s delivery.

The WILF Books book subscription service has given us to chance to try some books we’ve not heard of before as well as exploring the work of some much loved authors.

For more information on the WILF Books book subscription service and the different options available, pop over to their website.

disclosure:  we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with WILF Books to offer one lucky reader the chance to have one month’s free subscription worth £19.99.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.

Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 28th December 2016 at midnight.

Don’t forget to visit my Giveaways page for more great prizes on offer!

Wilf Books book subscription for one month worth £19.99

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

106 thoughts on “WILF Books book subscription service – review and giveaway

  1. i would love this for my eldest son, he gets through books so quick now! he loves funny books like tom gates, roald dahl & david walliams

  2. My niece. The only books she likes at the moment are board books which have different textures on them. Specifically, Thats not my owl.

  3. I would love ton win these for my son who is in his first year at school. He’s learning to read so it would be great to let him choose some fun books

  4. I would love this for my middle daughter, who has just started reading. She loves funny stories, particularly about naughty children!

  5. My 5 year old son is really into his books just now. He loves stories with animals and anything with an adventure in it!

  6. id like to win then for my 6 year old Autistic son, he has recently started a school more suited too his needs and is finally finding the confidence too read!

  7. I’d love to win this for my 2 children. They are at ages where they love any books that we share together, which is great for me as I love books too!

  8. This would be ideal for my little man who just loves his illustrated books. He can’t quite read himself yet but loves the stories at bedtime.

  9. I would love to win for my son, who is a total bookworm. He loves to read anything, from Roald Dahl to his non-fiction books about sea life. Give him a book, and he is happy.

  10. I’d love to win for my son Jacob, he likes anything that features his favourite characters or anything a bit funny and silly – like the dinosaur that pooped the bed

  11. I’d like to win this for my 5 year old daughter. She has picked up reading really quickly and gets lots of enjoyment from it. She loves fairy tales and anything to do with princesses and fairies!

  12. I would love to win this for my niece – she loves reading and wizzes through books – shes reading Roald dahl at the moment and is telling me all about them so nice when its something i read years ago.

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