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Thursday 22 June 2017

Terrific 10: Snail Mail

These days snail mail is understood to be a 'thing of the past', but if your kids are anything like mine, they still get a huge thrill from checking the letter box each day, and find it especially exciting to receive their annual stash of birthday parcels and Christmas cards. 

Here we have gathered a list of ten terrific picture books that all feature post, mail, letters or postcards, which are not only enormous fun to read but might even inspire yourself and your little ones to invest some time in creating your very own snail mail to post out.

Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett, Pan Macmillan, $14.99, 9781405090759, 2-8, KBR Review

Dear Greenpeace by Simon James, Walker Books, $16.99, 9781406367409, 4-8

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, Harper Collins, $24.99, 9780007513758, 4+, KBR Review

365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet, Abrams, $17.95, 9780810944602, 5+

Here Comes Mr Postmouse by Marianne Dubuc, Book Island, $26.95, 9780994128201, 3+, KBR Review

The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Puffin, $29.99, 9780670886241, 4-6

Herman’s Letter by Tom Percival, Bloomsbury, $24.95, 9781408836750, 4+, KBR Review

Dear Mother Goose by Michael Rosen and Nick Sharratt, Walker Books, $17.99, 9781406318326, 4-8

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, Pan Macmillan, $14.99, 9780230747722, 0-3

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins, $24.99, 9780008124434, 4+, KBR Review