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Product description

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!

Not suitable for children under 3 years of age. Small parts.

Product Details







Date published

September 13th, 2011

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Other details
  • 52 pages


UK edition


Allan Ahlberg


Activities & resources


  1. Diane
    on 29 November 2012

    The jolly christmas postman

    This fantastic book has been shared and enjoyed for many years in our family! Our grownup children remember it from their childhood and a couple of years ago we got a new copy for our grandchild. We have recently bought another copy for our great nephew! We are so looking forward to seeing his delight when he looks inside.
    Five stars!!!

    5out of 5
  2. hazel
    on 29 November 2011

    the jolly christmas postman

    This is an amazing book as a family we bought this and the other postman titles when they were first published and now the family has grown up and we are enjoying it all over again buying for nephews nieces and friends children letting them share the magic and revisiting it ourselves

    5out of 5

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  1. readinglove123
    on 4 October 2013

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

    5out of 5
  2. Sherlock25
    on 8 March 2013

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

  3. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 6 March 2013

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

    5out of 5
  4. ZZZZebra
    on 3 January 2013

    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!

    5out of 5
  5. ruudy
    on 6 March 2012

    it is criminally funny!

  6. leSquidge
    on 3 March 2012

    I love this book along with the original one its great lookig to see whats in the envelopes.

    5out of 5
  7. Partyfairy123
    on 2 March 2012

    I like it because there are lots of things in envelopes. He visits lots of fairy tale characters.

    5out of 5
  8. angelslater
    on 2 March 2012

    this book is great as you have to open envelopes aswell so its very fun