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The Jolly Christmas Postman

Children love mail, packages and surprises. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg has all of these, making this long-popular picture book a favorite with children. This book is the perfect take-along as you make the long drive to Grandma´s house on Christmas day.

The Jolly Christmas Postman, told in rhyme, is of the popular postman who is featured in several picture books by the husband and wife team. The mail is being delivered to fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters. What makes this book so delightful, besides a fun story and great pictures, of course, is the added bonus of gifts.

The pages are envelopes which contain extra activities that will keep a child busy for hours. What child doesn´t love to play with mail? The jolly Christmas postman visits Little Red Riding Hood and the reader can see for herself just what that big bad wolf has sent the brave fairy tale heroine. A hazardous board game to play during her Christmas outing.

Humpty Dumpty receives a board puzzle that allows a child to put the famous egg back together again.

The Gingerbread man receives an activity book with stories, puzzles, riddles and more.

The Big Bad Wolf´s envelope contains a guide to spotting wolves in disguise.

Even the jolly Christmas postman gets a gift from Santa himself. A delightful peep show that allows the child to peek inside a multi-layered scene of the Postman.

Opening the envelopes and playing with the special gifts will keep children occupied for hours during holiday travel or visits to dull relatives (even on visits to entertaining relatives.)

The pictures are uncluttered and cheerful, done in bright colors that will appeal to children and adults. The children for whom the picture book was designed will enjoy it all season long.

The Jolly Christmas Postman is a delightful addition to the books you bring out each holiday season. It was first published in 1986 and has been entertaining children ever since. It is full of Christmas fun.



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