Tag Archives: Animals

Philip Mannering’s animals – an essential A-Z guide

Philip has a magic way with animals and can tame just about anything to want to live in his pockets. He never keeps anything as banal as a cat or dog, but it would not be unusual to see a … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Funniest Animals

Now we all know that Enid Blyton wrote about a lot of animals, in fact almost every story she wrote had an animal of some kind in it. The great thing about her books is that she made every kind … Continue reading

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Review: The Buttercup Farm Family

I realise that I have read this series in a most peculiar order and for anyone trying to follow the series, I’ve not helped. So I apologise. Nevertheless I have now read five out of the six of the series … Continue reading

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The Children at Green Meadows part 2

So here is the rest of my review of this book! Previous part can be found here. CHAPTER SIX – A PONY RESCUE IN THE NIGHT The next arrival is a pony called Flash – who pulls the greengrocer’s cart (this … Continue reading

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The Children at Green Meadows

The title of this book doesn’t give much away, and it could be a story about just about anything. It would probably be classed as one of her ‘family’ books, I have it on the shelf beside The Family at … Continue reading

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Favourite Five Blyton Animals

I thought I would break up the TV series reviews a bit and bring you something different this week. I decided to go through some of Blyton’s well loved animal characters and look at my top five. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Timmy the Dog “Best Dog in the World”

Inspired by Sunskriti’s post a while back, I thought I would offer a different look at Timmy the dog. Warning: this post WILL include spoilers. Most people cite Timmy, and his mistress George, as their favourite characters from the Famous Five … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s Animal Character Exploration: Timmy from the Famous Five

This month’s blog post  is about Timmy, who is quite possibly Blyton’s most famous animal character. I found writing about Timmy harder than any of the other animals I’ve blogged about, so please excuse the length of this post. Timmy … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s Animal Character Exploration: Scamper from the Secret Seven

Scamper from the Secret Seven series A few days ago, I was debating between the names Timmy and Scamper for my new puppy. We decided on Scamper for two reasons: 1. It’s more original 2. I told dad, Timmy was a … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s Animal Character Exploration: Kiki from the Adventure Series

By Sunskriti, age 10. Kiki has always been my favourite Blyton animal. She’s funny, adorable, and loyal. How? What made me say that? You might disagree. But funny, for example should be obvious. With her ready stream of talk, way … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s Animal Character Exploration: Buster from the Five Find-Outers Series

By Sunskriti, age 10. You might wonder why I haven’t chosen Timmy for my first blog post. The reason is simple, while Timmy seems an extremely intelligent dog; Buster is an excited little Scottie who often stumbles upon the right … Continue reading

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Firework Night – A Poem by Enid Blyton

(By your dog and mine) BANG! What’s that? Bang-Bang! Oh, Hark, The guns are shooting in the dark! Little guns and big ones too, Bang–bang-bang! What shall I do? Mistress, Master, hear me yelp, I’m out-of-doors, I want your help. … Continue reading

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