The Jolly Postman

A few weeks ago, in an ambitious state of mind, I unearthed several books from my jumble of teaching materials living over our garage. I was like a kid in a candy store, because I LOVE books (of course candy's not too shabby either). It was like visiting old friends.

Even though I taught 4th grade, I had a large library of picture books, and used them often. My theory is you are never too old for a picture book. Never. I was just giddy to introduce many of them to Annelise.

I've established that she likes mail, right? Yes. Well, she is enamored by these two books lately. Have you heard of them?

What makes these books so captivating is the assortment of letters, postcards, invitations, etc., delivered by The Jolly Postman to various storybook characters (Goldilocks, Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, etc.). There are envelopes with these little treasures tucked inside that accompany the story. So clever.

As a little Advent treat I ordered this:

Needless to say, it has been a hit.
What are some of your favorite picture books? Do you have favorite holiday books ?


  1. I have a whole collection of Christmas books! We read one each night starting about the 15th, and on Christmas Eve, each person chooses their favorite story and we read together. Some of my favorites are: Peef, the Christmas Bear, The Legend of The Candy Cane and the Legend of the Christmas Tree, A Stranger for Christmas. I could go on...

  2. YES!!!!!!!!! When I taught THIRD grade, we used these books. Love the Jolly Postman. Good stuff.

  3. I've not seen these. they look perfect for A

  4. I haven't heard of that book, but it looks like one I'd enjoy.

  5. I knew I liked you...I also taught fourth grade and I also enjoy the Jolly Postman series! My pieces of mail are long gone...but I would love to get a new copy for my generation of new readers!


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