The Jolly Postman

By Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg (illustrator),

Book cover of The Jolly Postman: Or Other People's Letters

Book description

Read and play with The Jolly Postman - Janet and Allan Ahlberg's much-loved classic
The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters has been a favourite for children ever since its first publication in 1986. Children can take each colourful letter out of its envelope and discover for themselves what well-known…

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1 author picked The Jolly Postman as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

There are so many wonderful, interactive pop-up books out there that kids could pore over for hours (Dragonology, Pirateology, and Wizardology all come to mind immediately) so I can’t quite put my finger on why, as a child, this book ended up being the pop-up book that I spent the most time with. The lilting verse of the story makes the narrative flow quickly and effortlessly, and every piece of mail has a new set of puns and fairytale references that are accessible to children but make adults laugh too.

I think the part I loved most though is…

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