The Jolly Postman

The Jolly Postman review and summary


Allan Ahlberg (Author),


Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: LB Kids; 1986 edition edition (September 1, 2001)
Language: Engl



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This nostalgic classic, including real letters, is a must-have for every child!

This gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic celebrates a time before email by depicting amusing correspondence between fairy tale and Mother Goose characters. What could possibly be in a letter from Goldilocks to the Three Bears? Who would write to the Wicked Witch? Open this book, take out the letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other--and reimagine best-loved tales together.
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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 Postman review and summary

The Jolly Postman review and summary

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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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I loved this book as a kid. I thought it was so magical and clever. My mom actually bought it to use teaching her elementary school class and I would steal it from her stash and read it myself even though I remember it being for a younger audience than me. We also had the Christmas version of this which was just as lovely and I now own another book by the Ahlberg's - Each Peach, Pear, Plum. So you really can't go wrong with any book by these authors.

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I had this book for my daughter when she was a little girl and I lost track of it. Now that little girl is 35 years old and has a four-year-old daughter of her own. She remembered it from all those years ago and asked me if I could look for it. I could not find it. My theory is that it was such a beloved book and it finally just fell apart from constant use. I got online and was thrilled to see the book on Amazon. I sent it to her and my granddaughter immediately. My granddaughter absolutely loves this book. The letters themselves come in and out of envelopes on the Pages. It is so much fun for a little one to read. Or to be read to. I would highly recommend it.@@@@Delightful!

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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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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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I loved this book as a kid. I thought it was so magical and clever. My mom actually bought it to use teaching her elementary school class and I would steal it from her stash and read it myself even though I remember it being for a younger audience than me. We also had the Christmas version of this which was just as lovely and I now own another book by the Ahlberg's - Each Peach, Pear, Plum. So you really can't go wrong with any book by these authors.

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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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