Fabulous Finds from the Library: A Trip to the Post Office

Everyone loves getting mail.  Real mail.  You know the cards grandma sends or the sweet note from your sweetheart, though people don’t send that sort of thing much anymore.  My kids though, they don’t care what kind of mail.  They even get excited about junk mail.  Ads for cars = highlight of the day.  I’m glad they are easily entertained.

A love of mail is one of the reasons our current preschool class is a favorite of mine.  We spend a good chunk of time talking about writing letters to friends or families and pretending to visit the Post Office.  Which also means I get to share with you all my favorite books about mail.  These are adorable.  So much so, that I may have to go check them out of the library after I write this post.  So, if they are not there when you go, you’ll know why.

Dear Mr. Blueberry by S. James

This book is simply hilarious.  It’s about a little girl writing to her school teacher about the whale in her backyard he doesn’t believe exists.  It fits perfectly with a preschooler’s blossoming imagination.

The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg

Check this one out but also remember to come back to it in a few years as it is more for older readers.  However, you’ll want to remember this cute story with actual letters in it to open up, pull out, and read!

Dear Ms. La Rue:  Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague

Another somewhat older book, but a very funny one about a dog who’s gone to obedience school and writes home to his owner protesting that this is a prison simply masquerading as an obedience school.  The best part is the way each set of pages shows the dog’s depiction of his experience on one page with a picture of the reality of his lovely setting on the facing page.  Funny stuff.

And last but not least the adorable Click, Clack, Moo:  Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

If you haven’t read this bestseller, you definitely need to pick up a copy.  Your kids may be quoting it to you for weeks.  Inside, you’ll find a cute tale about some cows (aided by a mischievous duck) who go on strike and make demands to their farmer via typewritten letters.

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