Year 1 are going to be looking at this great book and getting us all in the Christmas mood.
The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
It’s Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters – there’s a card for Baby Bear, a game appropriately called ‘Beware’ for Red Riding Hood from Mr Wolf, a get-well jigsaw for hospitalised Humpty Dumpty and three more surprise envelopes containing letters, cards, etc. Everyone’s favourite postman is now 20 years old and celebrates with a brand new cover look. The Jolly Postman books have won The Children’s Book Award, The Emil/Kurt Maschler and The Kate Greenaway Medal.
About The Author
Allan Ahlberg was born in Croydon in 1938, but grew up in Oldbury, near Birmingham. From the age of twelve, his dream was to be a writer. Before he fulfilled his ambition, he tried his hand at a variety of other jobs including postman, grave digger, plumber’s mate and teacher.
Janet Hall was born in 1944 and spent her childhood years in Leicester. She went to Sunderland to train to be a teacher. Allan Ahlberg had enrolled on the same course.