Imogen has been sent some lovely Christmas books from Penguin and here’s the review of the first, The Jolly Christmas Postman.
The Jolly Christmas Postman follows the magical Christmas Journey of the jolly postman delivering his letters. The book is written in rhyme and tells you about the people he delivers the letters to, all of whom are fairy tale characters. Tucked away inside the book are the letters, cards and gifts The Jolly Christmas Postman needs to deliver. There’s a Christmas card to the Three Bears, a board game for Little Red Riding Hood, and even a puzzle for Mr. Humpty Dumpty at the hospital. There is also a letter to Mr Wolf that he’d rather not deliver, he does and it turns out to be merry!
During the story the snow starts to fall and by the end of The Jolly Christmas Postman’s route it’s getting dark and the snow is getting worse. He ends up in Santa’s workshop with a hot and well deserved cup of tea and getting a ride home in Santa’s sleigh.
It’s a beautiful book, wonderfully illustrated that Imogen adores. Since it arrived we’ve read it every night and it’s a pleasure to read with her. She spends hours playing with the cards, puzzles and games pretending to a postman herself delivering the all important Christmas post.
The Jolly Christmas Postman is celebrating it’s 20th birthday this year and gets a new look to celebrate, it is available at book stores nationwide with an RRP of £12.99.