The Lonely Mailman

The Lonely Mailman by Susanna Isern and Daniel Montero Galan is a beautiful book. It follows an old mailman, who looks a bit like a badger, as he makes his rounds through the woods, delivering mail to all the forest creatures. His days are long and he does not pause to chat with anyone. The story unfolds as each animal is shown reading their letters. The mailman heads home after a long day and begins his unexpected second job. The colors in the illustrations are beguiling and really set the mood.