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Created: 14th August, 2015

The Jolly Postman

Author: Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Janet Ahlberg
Publisher: Puffin

Sub-titled ‘Other People’s Letters’, this is a stupendous and original picture book. As the Postman delivers his letters to the Wicked Witch, the giant (Mr. V. Bigg in Beanstalk Gardens) and B(ig) B(ad) Wolf, Esq., c/o Grandma’s Cottage, Horner’s Corner, the child reader can actually open the envelopes, take out the letters or cards and read them. The rhyming text, the witty pictures, the references to nursery rhymes and stories make this picture book a treasure trove. Not to be missed - worth all the trouble of keeping track of the little missives.

See also:

The Jolly Pocket Postman (9780670886265), Puffin £12.99

The Jolly Christmas Postman (9780141340111), Puffin £12.99

 

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