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The Jolly Christmas Postman [Hardcover]

Janet Ahlberg , Allan Ahlberg
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Oct. 8 1991
The Jolly Postman returns with a pouch overflowing with holiday cheer--letters from the Big Bad Wolf, a miniature book, a terrible board game, even a Humpty Dumpty jigsaw puzzle, and more, all tucked into envelopes bound right into the book. "Pure delight."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer review. Full-color illustrations.

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What could be more appropriate? The Jolly Postman (1986)- -cycling past ``the fast-eloping dish and spoon,'' a giant beanstalk, and King Cole's castle--delivers holiday letters and gifts addressed to ``Mr. H. Dumpty, Wincey Ward, Cock Robin Memorial Hospital''; the Gingerbread boy; and even ``Mister Wolf,'' found ``wolfing pies and sherry'' and sporting amiably with three pigs and the little red hen. All is reported in deft, jovial verse; six bound-in envelopes contain amusing missives- -cards, a picture puzzle (Humpty Dumpty, of course), a tiny pamphlet of a book, a picture letter (Granny's sound advice to R. Hood), and--for the postman--an accordion-style peep show. The illustrations are as charming as the text--even the postmarks are fun. Pure delight. (Picture book. 2+) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute & Fun Jan. 31 2012
By A. Guy
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There are 3 postman books. They're based on fictional characters that we've read about as children. The postman goes to each of their houses & delivers their mail, in which you pull out & read. Great fun, my kids love them. & So does my sister who loved them when she was young.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars creative book Jan. 23 2002
Format:Hardcover
this wonderful book is ideal for little children. it is a fun interactive book that encourages childrens' imagination. I first read this book when i was in the third grade. Now i am a freshmen in college and i saw this book and had to get it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute! July 20 2015
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Lovely book for children of all ages!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every child and young at heart should own this book. Dec 11 2004
By Edna Biel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
While doing some Christmas shopping for holiday books for my grand daughters, I came across this book. I bought it not really knowing what it was. I am so glad that it was one of the books I chose. Great illustrations, wonderful little greeting cards and other novel things to open that the postman delivers to Red Riding Hood, Gingerbread Boy and others, tucked in pocket pages. The postman finally ends up with a visit to Santa. This book will be a repeat purchase by me as gifts for many children and "big kids" I know for years to come. It's different, clever and fun - A book that will become a tradition to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creative and Funny Nov. 24 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Even though I am already eleven years old I am still obsessed with this book. It is funny and the pictures are marvelous. I plan on buying this book for Christmas. This book is for all ages. It is about a postman who goes around delivering mail. On each page there is a little pocket that contains a message/mail. I loved reading this book and I bet you will too.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've bought 8 of these over the past 20 years! July 14 2008
By D. Mason - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this for my daughter and later I bought it for friends' children. I'll probably search for it for my grandchildren too. You can probably guess that I like it! Buying for kids is such fun because you get the wow factor, and then you get to see whether they really take to it by reading/playing with it. Kids don't fib about this stuff, do they! I can report 100% success. The enthusiam they have for all the hidden messages, cards, games is so sweet. This truly is a gift that grows and grows on them.

Note - if you have to get a used one, verify all the bits are included. The book wouldn't work without those.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars travel book Jan. 7 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My children received this book as a Christmas gift just before we left for a 700 mile trip to visit grandparents. It is an ideal book to pack for such a trip. The story itself and the letters tucked inside the book kept them busy for hours, and they wanted to read it over and over. That was okay with me, I really enjoyed reading it to them. It is a fantastic book! In fact, I logged on to see if there are other "Jolly Postman" books. Thank goodness there are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the jolly Christmas postman delivers fun! Dec 30 2013
By ddrown - Published on Amazon.com
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We LOVE this book. It had all the fun of the original with added Christmas surprises! My boys ages 6 and 4 love it. I highly recommend it, tho worth littles make sure they are supervised while reading as it is easy to tear the envelopes and lose pieces.
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