the jolly postman

I was introduced to The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allen Ahlberg years ago.  It is truly a treasure—it’s an interactive book about the funny letters that a postman delivers to the denizens of a fairy tale world and it includes actual pieces of mail stored in envelopes throughout the book (like a rueful apology note from Goldilocks to the Three Bears).  This unique book pairs well with the Stamp and Sort Mailbox for an afternoon of sorting mail, writing letters and laughing over the silly correspondence in The Jolly Postman.


plushville giveaway

This adorable bus is part of The Land of Nod's Plushville On the Go Play Set.  I'm hosting a giveaway for this fun toy on Instagram and today is the last day to enter.  Check out this Instagram post for details!


milk and cookies, and a giant book

A giant book to go with our milk and cookies on Honest to Nod today.  Thanks to Nod for sending us this beautiful book!


it's a wrapping party!

Read about our Christmas wrapping party today at Honest to Nod!

Thanks to The Land of Nod for providing us with garlandsplush friends and markers for this event.


fall ball

Fall Ball, by Peter McCarty, captures the sublimity of fall--its perfect chilliness, the electricity in the air and the beautiful changes of colors in the leaves.  It's also about what it's like to be a kid in the fall.  I loved this book, but probably because fall is my favorite season.  This little story has a cozy ending, the kind you want to read with a hot cup of apple cider or tea in hand.