I wish my postman was jolly! There is a standing joke among all the people who live in the same little cluster of village houses as me: we have THE most miserable postman in the whole wide world, ever! It's now become somewhat of a sport to be EXTRA jolly and cheerful when we see him, because it really seems to make him even more grumpy.
Anyway, back to the book where the posty really IS jolly!
The Jolly Postman is one of my favourite children's books. It's written and illustrated by the genius pairing of Janet and Allan Ahlberg (who, I swear, have been around forever - at least from when I was a little girl!) and is just the most wonderful story - I can, hand on heart, guarantee that your child(ren) will love it.
The postman's bag contains a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood for the wolf who ate grandma, and lots more - it really is the most clever and wonderful story.
It's not just me who loves this book either, here are a couple of reviews from other people:
As good as I remembered!!! I had this book when I was young, and have got it again for my two boys. It's rhyming text, and things to find in the envelopes, that are delivered to many characters we all know from children's stories and fairy tales, make this book a firm favourite at our house.
I remember having this book when my children were small (along with many other Ahlberg books). It was a delight to read with them and one I would heartily recommend to anyone to share with their children.
Happy reading The Jolly Postman!