The Jolly Postman

The Jolly Postman

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by Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
     
 

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Now republished in a larger format, this classic depicts amusing correspondence from one fairy tale or Mother Goose character to another, giving readers a chance to follow-up on some favorite tales. Full-color illustrations.See more details below

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Now republished in a larger format, this classic depicts amusing correspondence from one fairy tale or Mother Goose character to another, giving readers a chance to follow-up on some favorite tales. Full-color illustrations.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This British import is great fun, sure to entertain children and parents alike. The Jolly Postman goes from home to home in a fairy-tale kingdom, delivering letters to such familiar addresses as ``Mr. and Mrs. Bear, Three Bears Cottage, The Woods.'' Every other page is an actual envelope, with a letter tucked inside. The letter to the three bears, for instance, is from Goldilocks, who apologizes for the trouble she's caused and invites Baby Bear to her birthday party. Some authors would stop with this cute concept, but the Ahlbergs have given this book their all. The story of the postman's travels is told in charming verse; the pictures are delightful, full of clever detail; and the results are frequently hilarious. (The wicked witch of ``Hansel and Gretel'' fame, for instance, receives a circular from Hobgoblin Supplies Ltd. which advertises such appealing products as Little Boy Pie Mix.) A real treat at a good price. (4-8)
Publishers Weekly
In honor of its 20th anniversary and just in time for the holidays comes The Jolly Postman: Or Other People's Letters by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. The paper-over-board book, first published in the U.S. in 1986, which featured the title hero delivering mail to the Witch's gingerbread house, the home of the Three Bears and other fairytale favorites, gets an added boost with a pack of stationery, envelopes and a sticker sheet-so readers can get in on the fun. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316126441
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
51,803
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 18 Years

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