The Jolly Christmas Postman

Hurray: here comes the Christmas post! A huge bag of festive letters and parcels that lucky little YOU can peek inside. It’s nearly Christmas, and the Jolly Postman is doing his rounds. Would you like to peep inside his mailbag? Open a card for Baby Bear, a jigsaw for Humpty Dumpty, a game for Mr Wolf and lots more parcels. Just don’t forget to wrap them back up! Merry pictures, bouncy rhymes, jolly presents: this will make you happier than happy. The experts agree: they loved it so much they awarded it the Kate Greenaway Medal.

  • A prize-winning Allan Ahlberg interactive favourite
  • Includes tiny letters and parcels that really open up
  • Read letters written by best-loved fairytale characters
  • A first-class Christmas gift for kids who love books!

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  • loved it

    i like book like this i have a high level at school is a 4a i feel it is good

    4 October 2013

  • such a great book! no one can help but read it and pulling out the post

    8 March 2013

  • loved it

    I had this book when I was little and I loved it because you could pull out all the letters and read them.

    6 March 2013

  • loved it

    I love this book. I read it every year at Christmas even though I am now 14… It is a lovely book and has beautiful pictures. I enjoy opening all the flaps and envelopes!

    3 January 2013

  • it is criminally funny!

    6 March 2012

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    Allan Ahlberg

    Allan Ahlberg is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s writers and is the author of over a hundred books.


    Allan’s work has been recognised by many of the top awards in children’s books, including The Red House Children’s Book Award for The Jolly Postman, The Man Who Wore All of His Clothes and The Pencil.

  • Awards

    Janet Ahlberg won many awards, most notably the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, for Each Peach, Pear, Plum and The Jolly Christmas Postman with husband Allan Ahlberg.

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