When it comes to quality picture books you just can't go wrong with anything by the Ahlbergs and the Jolly Christmas Postman is just delightful. My copy was my son's so is over 20 years old but I'm very happy to say all the 'post' included in the letters is still there (apart from a jigsaw sadly but was a bit much to expect that to still be intact!). It's all the little details on the pages and on the letters that make this book so very charming - Little Red Riding hood's letter includes a game board with the exhortation to 'Have fun! and remember - there's worse than wolves in the world!' and in the Toytown Christmas Annual that is sent to the Gingerbread Boy there is an ad for Gruff's Troll Powder which apparently is 'the perfect Xmas gift'! The diorama in the envelope given to the postman by Santa (pic below) is just beautiful, every child should have a copy of this book ;-)
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