Cute kid's Xmas book...with bike!...and bag!
[BUMP from 12/6/05] "The Jolly Christmas Postman" is a nice Xmas kid's book---it's about a mailman on a bike who's hauling some nifty letters in his nicely rumpled shoulderbag.
The story content is all well and good but a bike buff will enjoy the bike vibe! Our little mailman rides through a bunch of lovely winter scenes. His bike and outfit look so comfy, rumpled and classic. His SHOULDERBAG, though, is what really gets me. Sure, it's a bit big, but darn a bag like that would be cool! --Like a messenger bag only canvas (leather points would be nice) for soft rumplyness and class. Not everyone needs the sports-vibe of a nylon urban bag.
Actually, the country scenes and the idea of a biking mailman also are greatly appealing in this book.
The details, if you have to know, are that it features a bunch of fairytale characters and its main claim to cute kid's book distinction would be that there's a nifty pull-out letter and envelope for each fairytale. To me, I wish these books had deeper storyline content but nice artwork and gimmicks seems enough for todays' publishers so what can ya do (buy OLD CLASSIC kids' books for one thing!).
Use this link to order it thru my account at Amazon.