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The Jolly Postman: Or Other People’s Letters by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg

Join the Jolly Postman as he goes on his rounds via bicycle, delivering mail to Goldilocks, Cinderella, Jack’s Giant, and other fairy-tale characters.
Tucked into envelopes are actual letters for children to pluck out. Humorous and engaging, this is the perfect read over a spot of tea. Ahhh!

Author Info via Wikipedia:
Janet and Allan Ahlberg are the creators of many popular children’s books, which regularly appear at the top of the ‘most popular’ lists for public libraries. Husband and wife, they worked together for 20 years until Janet died of cancer on 13 November 1994, aged 50. Allan wrote the books, and Janet illustrated them.

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6 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

  1. This sounds so cool. I love it. Great way to teach a kid about the mail.

  2. Katie says:

    The Jolly Postman was one of my very-most-absolute-favorites from when I was little!!!!! I LOVED reading all of the little pieces of mail. So, so, so fun. I’m going to call my mom and see if she still has it so that I can share it with my own little guy!

  3. Katie says:

    I remember I was so jealous of my sister because she had a Jolly Postman book, and I didn’t. I still love to look at those letters. It also reminds me of The Babysitters Club Chain Letter, which was another childhood fave.

  4. Stephanie N says:

    I lOVE this book. In fact, I hid it from my children when they were small so they wouldn’t destroy it and have only recently pulled it out now that they’re older and will take care of it. Soon, I’ll pull some of the others out as well.

  5. Laurie says:

    This was my (now 27 yo) daughter’s favorite when she was little. I vividly remember sitting on her bed reading and rereading this book- and reading it to her little sister. Such a fun book. I did not know that about the authors- so sad! They made a great husband and wife team.

  6. Didn’t everyone love this book as a child?

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