The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

Reviewed by Kelsey (Library Staff)

An absolutely adorable children’s book about a postman that delivers mail to fairy tale characters such as the Three Bears, the Wicked Witch, and the Big Bad Wolf regarding everything from birthday invites to eviction notices. Each page includes an actual letter that kids can take out and read. They love hearing about the untold lives of these well known characters, and adults will find humor in the little details, such as the catalog that the wicked witch from “Hansel and Gretel” receives from Hobgoblin Supplies Ltd. which advertises such appealing products as Little Boy Pie Mix.
With simple words and a rhyming theme, it is a great book for early readers. While fun for all ages, this book is best enjoyed by kids 4 or older, or with adult supervision, as the envelopes and letters can be torn fairly easily.

Available through the Bridges Library System

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