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Whilst your postman may not be making it through all the snow, this postman does with a little help from his friends! Finally, this book is back in stock. There was worry that it wouldn’t be sourced from the publisher in time for Christmas as it was re-printing but all is well in the world again.

Fans of ‘The Jolly Postman’ will love this festive edition featuring Christmas mail for all our favourite characters. There’s a ‘how to spot a wolf’ game for Mr Wolf (who the postman is scared of) and a glorious card for the gingerbread man. As the postman makes his rounds on Christmas eve, the snow falls around him…will he get all the post delivered in time? And will there be any Christmas post waiting for him?

If you want to develop your child’s reading and move on from the rhyming ‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ this is a great book to start with. It’s slightly more developed in its content and rhyming use and is sure to get you and the children in the festive spirit.

‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is published by Puffin, £12.99


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The next book in the Christmas countdown is one close to my heart. At least, the original is close to my heart. It’s the follow on book from The  Jolly Postman.

It’s the Jolly Christmas Postman and it’s just heartwarming. Now some may find the idea of a human postman delivering post to domesticated animals a little disconcerting, but come on people it’s a picture book; the epitome of the disconcerting. But it’s the imaginative that you embrace when you open up  a picture book and it reaps rewards if you do it with an open mind.

What I love about this book and indeed, the original is the interactive element as we open the post delivered to each character (I wont dwell on the face we are surely breaking some privacy laws here) Janet and Allan Ahlberg are you the reason behind the tragic youth of today?

Another aspect of the book to ignore is the fact that the jolly postman is delivering letters on Christmas Eve. This does not happen, but again I digress.

The Ahlberg’s have once again triumphed as this innovative book will please any child learning the fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Little Red Riding Hood and Humpty Dumpty are the highlights for me.

An uplifting, unceremoniously British picture book which reminds the adults to get to the post office in good time.

ISBN: 9780670886272

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