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Loving to read Memory #2

So my first loving to read moment involved a girl, a bicycle and a faithful pup.

Memory #2 has the same girl (a number of years on), a drowsy afternoon lecture room at Teacher’s College and a twinkly-eyed lecturer. Jen Willson stood in front of us with a small book in her hands and a secret in her eyes. And then with the greatest of delight she opened up….The Jolly Postman (Janet and Allan Ahlberg), and I was hooked. Up until that moment my experience of books had been limited to what our local library carried. We never had children’s books at home and the thought that books could be an adventure like this complete with hidden secrets and little letters and pretend stamps and …oh my goodness. I raced out and bought a copy (and now am the proud owner of all of their ‘postman’ books.)

Every year that I taught young children, I couldn’t wait for just the right time to show them the magic inside of my ‘Jolly Postman‘ books. And my own young girls were treated to them when they were so little that they weren’t even allowed to touch the books. Now they are a little older and on certain occasions take the books off of my shelf and bury themselves inside them.

The Jolly Postman


PS Blogging – didn’t seem to get the tagging right, will try again. Today I’ve tried to attach an image…see anything???

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  1. Firm favourites in our house too! I scored the Jolly Postman’s Christmas Letters at the Rural Child a couple of years ago – still sealed in plastic for R60!!! When I found the first one for substantially more I knew it was worth every cent.
    The girls love them, and are strictly supervised too!

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