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How rare handwritten letters are to most of us. But when they come, this is the fellow who brings that little packet of happiness to this part of Seattle's Central District neighborhood. I noticed by the copy of the Pottery Barn catalog he's delivering that the heavy season for mail order shopping has arrived. I'm pleading $implicity and recycling catalogs unread if any come my way. If there is a young child in your life that you would like to delight with a lovely book, you might like to take a look at "The Jolly Postman, or Other People's Letters" by Janet & Allan Ahlberg (from whence I pinched today's title). It's one our family very much enjoyed for many years, and there are at least two other Jolly Postman books among our well-worn collection. And if you love children's illustrated books as I do, check out a new real charmer, "One Smart Cookie" by prizewinning Seattle illustrator and author, John Nez. Seattle+postal+carrier postman The+Jolly+Postman John+Nez John+Nez+illustrationchildren's+illustrated+books catalog+delivery letters One+Smart+Cookie