The Jolly Postman


Postcard sent by Bryon (the USA). I wrote about this book long time ago, and I was more than happy to receive this postcard!

The Jolly Postman (1986) by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is a very special interactive book. The plot: a mail carrier delivers letters by bicycle to several famous fairy tales characters. Twelve of the pages have been made into six envelopes. They contain the real letters and cards that may be removed from their envelope page and read separately.

There are two sequels: The Jolly Christmas Postman (1991) and The Pocket Jolly Postman (1995). I have read only the first. Actually, I do not own the book myself: I have bought more than once, but I always finish to offer it as a gift.

6 comments:

  1. Oh...so cute! I love this!

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    1. This book is a real gem. It incites the love for mail!

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  2. I own it and the Christmas one too! The first I own in Dutch, I got it from my parents as a child and it is read and re-read. I bought the Christmas sequel a couple of years ago, from Book depository if I am not mistaken, as I couldn't resist it. When you love mail, you love these books.

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    1. I gave it to my nieces, and still we re-read it every time I go their place. You're absolutely right: this book is a gem for all snail mail lovers :)

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    1. It's a perfect book for snail mail lovers :D

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