The Jolly Postman – book review

[3 years +] The Jolly Postman – by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

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Like Each Peach Pear Plum, Janet and Allan Ahlberg again have fun with well-known fairy tale characters.  They use rhymes to introduce the characters the Jolly Postman comes across and real envelopes with letters, cards and postcards to open on each page.  It is very fun for the kids!

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There is a lot for the older children as well to get from this book.  They can read the front of the envelopes and work out who they are to (eg. Mr V Bigg = the giant) or work out the puns in the witches’ catalogue.  You really have to know your fairy tales to ‘get’ the whole book 🙂

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