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See why The Jolly Postman was Highly commended in our Best Classic Book category




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Best Classic Book *Highly Commended*

The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg Puffin, £12.99, 3+ 

Watching their two-year-old daughter Jessie play with the morning post at the breakfast table gave Janet and Allan Ahlberg an ingenious idea. But it wasn’t until Jessie was seven that The Jolly Postman found its way onto the shelves. “We poured every little drop of talent we had into it,” says Ahlberg. “We wouldn’t let it go until we’d got it absolutely right.” The book follows the Postman over the hills and faraway as he delivers letters to a variety of fairytale characters. Its beauty lies in the fact that there’s an envelope on every page that children can reach inside to pull out the contents – whether it’s a letter of apology from Goldilocks to Baby Bear, a green and ghoulish catalogue for the Witch or a stern solicitor’s letter for Mr Wolf on behalf of Miss Riding Hood. Every detail has been carefully considered, right down to the picture on each postage stamp. “It may sound grand, but a children’s book can be a small masterpiece,” says Allan. And we wholeheartedly agree. 

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Posted: 25/08/2016 at 17:31

This is so pleasing that, The Jolly Postman got the student choice award for children essay paper writing. This is the best classic book. My kids love to listen to this book everyday, the moral the story all is great, was worth the purchase.

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 13:05

This is so pleasing that, The Jolly Postman got the student choice award for children essay paper writing. This is the best classic book. My kids love to listen to this book everyday, the moral the story all is great, was worth the purchase.

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 14:57

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