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It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to everyone's favourite fairy-tale characters. He has a card for Baby Bear, a game for Red Riding Hood, a get-well jigsaw for poor Humpty Dumpty and lots more packages to deliver! The Jolly Postman keeps on peddling his bicycle up hill and down dale. . . and into everybody's hearts.

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9780141340111
  • ISBN: 9780141340111
  • Pub Date: 13th September 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 52

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This is Book 1 in the The Jolly Postman Series. See all The Jolly Postman books here.

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7th December '17
I read it to Hoggyville1 aged 7 aged 7 & to Hoggyville2 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My children adore this book.... packed full of beautiful, old fashioned, detailed illustrations we spend a long time on each page. Each section also has interactive, pull out things to do which the children are always so intrigued by. We pack this away each year in the Christmas box so it's always a complete treat to get it down again. Probably wouldn't advise it for under 4s as some of the bits are quite small and they'd get torn/ ruined. A perfect Christmas read and a lovely present...
19th February '18
I read it to GCR13 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Although this book was around all through the Christmas period, Georgie only chose it for her bedtime book last night! 
I don’t know why we had waited so long! It is such a lovely book with lots of fun surprises in the envelopes that are very varied. The rhyme incorporates lots of the old favourites and it is fun to spot them in the pictures. 
We love it and how interactive it is.
22nd August '17
I read it to Ellie14 aged 3 aged 3 & to Rooroo aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This is a family favourite my children loved this and now my grandchildren. They love the little envelopes, and the illustrations are great to a timeless classic. 
5th November '16
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A Christmas version of the Jolly Postman book. If you like the original you will also love this book. The postman has Christmas cards to deliver to lots of different fairy tale characters. A fabulous interactive book, every double spread of pages includes something for your child to take out and read. This is not a 'quick' bedtime story (so not one to read if you are in a hurry or your child is tired). Make sure you have plenty of time to look at all the pull-out bits and look at all the pictures. Like the original book, this is also something of a classic and a great book to get your family into the Christmas spirit.
22nd November '16
I read it to ElijahG aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
I loved this book as a child and am excited to be sharing it with my son.  He loved it and thought it was so exciting, taking things out of the envelopes!
27th August '18
I read it to MiniBookworm aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
Quite possibly the most charming and engaging Christmas book ever written.  This isn't just a book, it's an experience! Best enjoyed with plenty of time to dedicate to each surprise treat.  Especially magical for younger children although my 7 year old still asked for it again last Christmas.  This book would make the perfect Christmas gift if you're wondering what to get a young niece/nephew/grandchild this Christmas.
27th February '17
I read it to Madmoo aged 6 aged 6 & to Ewbomb aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
If you liked the original Jolly Postman book then you will love the Christmas version. There is so much to look at throughout the book (Christmas cards, letters and games) that it will keep your little ones entertained for hours. My two both love it and the fact that it is Christmassy just makes it even more special. 
16th November '18
I read it to Hingham aged 4 to 7
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5 stars
Fantastic interactive book. I love the traditional Tales element of the story. The children love opening the envelopes and exploring the letter or activity inside. A Christmas must have. 
24th December '17
I read it to AS100 aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
A great Christmas classic. A lovely interactive book that has something to do on each page. 
The book weaves the Jolly Postman's journey to Santa Claus through a collection of nursery rhymes & fairy tales.
A magical book.
1st November '16
I read it to TomatoBoy20 aged 6 aged 6 , to TomatoBaby20 aged 1 aged 1 , to Lilymayf aged 1 aged 1 & to Tjf aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This book is a family favourite. Lasts from reading to young children who enjoy the rhythm, pockets and accessories, through to young readers who like the links to other stories and familiarity of the characters, then finally those children re-reading it with their own families.Our copy is well loved, and reread by whichever of the grandchildren are here in the weeks before Christmas   - just make sure not to loose any small pieces ! 
18th June '18
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This book is simply delightful, a gorgeous clever book where the children get to open the envelopes to see what Christmassy post has been delivered.  A truly classic book that is perfect for Christmas and generations to come.
11th September '18
I read it to Jdixon aged 5 aged 5 & to Adixon aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
I loved this story myself as a child and now so do my sons. There are lots of familiar story book characters such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf. The story rhymes so it flows lovely and each page has an envelope with some post to read. It ends with a trip to see Santa. It’s a lovely story to read at Christmas time. A firm favourite.
8th May '18
I read it to Avis-Wraight aged 4 to 10
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5 stars
This was childhood favourite of mine, and I was excited to buy it for our yearly Christmas Eve box for my children. They love it too, and it gives us some lovely family time before bed on Christmas Eve!
10th October '16
I read it to Jdixon aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
I remember this book from being a child and still have my old copy, although it's looking worse for wear! I showed it to my 3 year old and he loves it too. The story is just so magical, it really puts you in the Christmas spirit and like how so many character like Red Riding Hood, GIngerbread Boy etc are all entwined in one story. Plus the pieces of post are so much fun for little ones to open on each page. The narrative also rhymes throughout giving the book a nice pace. It's enjoyable to read at any age.
1st November '15
Read to children aged 1 & 5
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5 stars
I bought this book ready for Christmas but couldn't resist reading it to my children as soon as i had got it home. We are huge fans of the original jolly postman book and can safely say this book is just as good! Follow the journey of the very jolly postman is the wonderful interactive book. Each page has a different letter to read, one page has a Humpty Dumpty jigsaw to put together. My children loved opening the different envelopes. The illustrations in the book are wonderful. My children loved it and we've read it over and over since I bought it. Highly recconended.
12th December '16
I read it to CameronB aged 9 aged 9 & to CaityBelle aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
The perfect Christmassy story for children to really get them involved in the story with all the little interactive parts like the board game, letters etc. Great for fans of The Jolly Postman. The perfect book to get you in the festive spirit.
28th October '18
I read it to MLK aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
I love this book! We follow the jolly postman on his Christmas round as he delivers his cards and letters. 
This book is so interactive and inviting to young readers. 
It’s beautifully illustrated and rhymes really nicely.
One that we will read lots more in the run up to Christmas. 
12th December '16
I read it to Ewanm aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
A lovely book to read in the run up to Christmas, children love looking in the envelopes to see what each character gets, there are games and activities which make the book more than just a story to read - lots of fun
26th September '18
Panda read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
This book is a pleasure to read with lift-out realistic letters.  Any reader from age five years and over would be entertained for hours. The letters are from fairy tale characters like the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty, The Gingerbread Man (but in this book he’s called the Gingerbread Boy). At the end, the Jolly Christmas Postman even visits Santa. 
27th June '17
I read it to Mylesydr aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Loved the first Jolly Postman book and was excited to see this. My little boy loves this. We read this every Christmas and he never gets board. (He now 6). We love to see what the Jolly Postman has to deliver in the envelopes. Great story and illustrations. Highly recommend.
10th October '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Such a brilliant book, I remember enjoying this one when I was a kid, it was so unusual. Each page has a letter tucked inside for various fairy tale character, all delivered by the jolly postman on his bike. This is such a different type of book that my daughter was enthralled by the letters and loved discovering what was in each envelope. We love the rhyming story and thought each bit from a fairy tale character quite funny. 
2nd July '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Callum2010 aged 7 aged 7 , to Gymnastjay aged 5 aged 5 & to Year 1kw aged 5 to 6
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5 stars
A lovely Christmassy version of the Jolly Postman. A lovely interactive book, with envelopes to open and activities to complete. My son loves reading independently now and chooses this book weekly!  
2nd May '17
I read it to ArjanST aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I bought this book for my son for Christmas as I remembered how much I used to love reading this book and the original Jolly Postman when I was younger. The book still has its magic all these years later with all the different letters/postcards/cards for the different fairy tale recipients. My son loved it just as much as I did!
29th October '16
I read it to Arya aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We have the first jolly postman book and my daughter loves it so we got her the second book to read to her for Christmas; once again she loves it probably more than the first one. The postman once again delivers Christmas post to the fairy-tale characters and my daughter really enjoys opening the envelopes to see what he has delivered. In this book there are cards, letters and even a Humpty Dumpy jigsaw . I would definitely recommend this book it's perfect opportunity put you in the Christmas spirit anytime from the year.
21st September '18
I read it to Eswren aged 5 aged 5 & to Hol aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
There is just something so magical about these books. Always been a favourite of mine and I love passing on the excitement to E&H. From letters to puzzles this book just never gets boring! 
30th October '18
I read it to Pre-schoolA aged 2 to 4
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5 stars
The Jolly Christmas Postman is one of my favourite Christmas books and I remember how much I used to love reading it as a child. As I did when I was younger the preschool children love this book! It is such a lovely book with gorgeous illustrations on each page of story or nursery rhyme characters and the jolly Christmas Postman as he does his job delivering letters. I love how the book is interactive and the peephole picture at the end of the book is fascinating for the children. I think this is a must have book for Christmas and the lovely story and beautiful images it makes for the perfect Christmas read. 
19th August '18
I read it to Badge aged 5 to 11
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5 stars
This is a magical Christmas story and I used it as a class read for my class. I was able to use it to base a whole range of lessons on. Just as good as the first Jolly Postman this sees him delivering his Christmas post to fairytale characters on his round. Really gets children into the Christmas spirit. 
28th November '16
I read it to Amelie aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
If you are a fan of the Jolly Postman you will love this book.  The Jolly Postman goes on his rounds delivering many christmas letters, with each letter coming out of the envelope you need a bit longer than a quick bedtime story! Each letter is full of its own fun, filled with lots of our favourite characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes...and it wouldn't be a Christmas story if the Jolly Postman didn't need to deliver to a very special person in the North Pole!
This wonderfully enchanting story is a key book for feeling all Christmassy in our home
25th October '18
I read it to waterfall aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
This is a beautiful book. I love all the lift-out letters, they give the book an interactive and magical touch. The story follows the jolly postman as he delivers these letters on his bike.
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Allan Ahlberg was born on 5th June 1938 in Croydon. Allan and his wife, Janet Ahlberg, worked together for 20 years creating many children's books, including picture books, before Janet passed away in 1994. Allan wrote the stories while Janet illustrated them. 
 
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