The Jolly Christmas Postman

The Jolly Christmas Postman review and summary


Allan Ahlberg (Author),


Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: LB Kids (September 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10:



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The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and presents, too, in his Christmas postbag.

This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email with an interactive picture book full of real letters to read aloud. The Jolly Postman brings a batch of wonderful letters for Christmas, including notes from the Big Bad Wolf and all the King's men. Open this book, take out the letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other--and reimagine best-loved tales together.
The Jolly Christmas Postman review and summary

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About the Author

Husband and wife team Allan and Janet Ahlberg created many popular picture books for young readers, including the Jolly Postman series and Each Peach Pear Plum, which was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in the UK.


The Jolly Christmas Postman review and summary

The Jolly Christmas Postman review and summary

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I love that they are derivative of fairy tales and their characters - stories and people which kids will already be aware of. As a kid I remember it introduced the idea to me of putting these characters in new situations. That they lived lives other than just those we had read in the original stories. In other words, it taught me a way to be creative.

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I love that they are derivative of fairy tales and their characters - stories and people which kids will already be aware of. As a kid I remember it introduced the idea to me of putting these characters in new situations. That they lived lives other than just those we had read in the original stories. In other words, it taught me a way to be creative.

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This is 5 star material, but I took off one star because the original version of this book was smaller but the pages were made of a hardier card stock material. The book is now bigger but the pages are made of thin paper which may even be thinner than some other picture books you will find. This seems a horrible choice, since this is a great book meant to be loved for years and maybe even passed down (if your mother will part with it!). I recently found a used older version in a shop and it was in great condition but was missing one of the letters, so thus I bought my new copy here at Amazon.@@@@A Fun, Imaginative Read for Children

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Oh, my word!! My 4th graders LOVE this book! The creativity behind the idea that the reader can actually open envelopes and pull out the postcards is genius! I've used it as a mentor text in my letter writing unit, but for the rest of the year the students just get to enjoy the book -- and, boy, do they enjoy the book!! It's a class favorite, for sure!@@@@Fun and Memorable Children's book

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Recommended for older children who will be careful - since the letters are removable, they could easily be lost or damaged. But the interactive quality of this book is sweet and delightful!@@@@A classic book for kids and adults

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Positively delightful! I ordered this from Amazon on a whim, after a fellow librarian remembered reading it as a child. Little did I expect that it would indeed be a lovely book! It follows the adventure of a jolly postman on his journey through a fairy-tale land, delivering mail to (and drinking tea with) a variety of fairy-tale characters. The best part is all the pages where the reader gets to pull out the letters or post-cards for the characters, and read them.

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Arrived in great condition. Did not remove plastic wrap from around the book as I wanted to protect it for shipping purposes when I mailed it off to a friend. As a result, I did not compare this version to the one from my childhood book collection. The recipient was pleased and did not note that it was different from what she remembers, so I'm happy.@@@@A class favorite!

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A classic, creative book, but new version is larger with thinner paper

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