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The Jolly Postman: Or Other People’s Letters Childrens Books LB Kids | Alder & Alouette

The Jolly Postman: Or Other People’s Letters | Funny Picture Book | Janet & Allan Ahlberg

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In this bestselling favorite, The Jolly Postman, republished due to high demand, children get a chance to read real letters sent from one fairy tale or Mother Goose character to another. 

This is a gorgeously illustrated, full-color classic with amusing correspondence between fairy tale and Mother Goose characters. What could possibly be in a letter from Goldilocks to the Three Bears? Who in the world is writing to the Big Bad Wolf?

Open this book, take out the actual letters, and discover what favorite characters would write to each other as you relive nursery rhymes and fairy tales in fabulously funny fashion!


Florida Children’s Book Award | Winner | Pre-K - 2nd grade | 1989



  • The Jolly Christmas Postman
  • Written by Allen Ahlberg and illustrated by Janet Ahlberg.
  • A reprint of the version published by LB Kids, September 1, 2001. 
  • Originally published in Great Britain by William Heinemann in 1986.
  • Ages 4 to 7 years
  • 0.51" H x 8.05" L x 10.55" W (1.02 lbs) 32 pages
  • Hardcover