Treacle Street: Marcel’s Parcels

A Lift-the-Flap book

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review

Marcel the postman is a very busy elephant indeed. He has parcels for everyone in his trolley, including a bumper back of brand-new leg warmers for Prima Pavlova at her dance school, some eggs and flour for William at the Pie Shop and new wheels for Arabella’s race car at the Grease Monkey’s garage. But even at the end of Treacle Street, there’s one parcel left. Surprise! It’s a special treat for top-notch postman, Marcel and there’s a party to celebrate.

Kate Hindley’s illustrations are always an absolute joy to behold so it’s brilliant to see these beautifully produced flap books for younger children to enjoy. The text is brief with some lovely direct-to-reader lines: ‘Shall we pop inside and help him open his parcel?’

Children will be excited to get involved and peep inside the post. The characters are all very endearing and the gorgeous attention to detail makes this a real treat to look at.

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