This is my first Children’s book feature. I bought ‘The Jolly Postman or other people’s letters’ a while ago online while looking for presents for my god-daughter and her twin. I think I vaguely bought it for my little sisters and brother, but ever since I saw it after my exams it’s been hidden by my bed for fear they would wreck it. Also: I adore it and want to keep it. I read it with Ellen a few weeks ago, and today I am babysitting as my parents are away to Belfast for my brother’s graduation (He is the first to graduate, the second child of the house… mine is on Friday!) so I distracted Jacob with it for a while. It was published first in 1986, yet it’s still funny and clever and possibly the best children’s book I have come across! He really loved opening other people’s letters!
Over 5 million copies of POSTMAN titles sold. The Jolly Postman delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has 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 so on. There are six envelopes in the book, each containing letters, cards, etc.
Real letters to open! Fairy tale characters! I was in heaven. I really loved and recommend this surprising, charming and downright exciting book.