Tag Archives: Noddy

Books for babies: the lead-up to Blyton

It rather goes without saying that I will be reading Blyton to my little boy once he’s born, and encouraging him to read Blyton himself when he’s older. I do have lots of thoughts about that which I may explore … Continue reading

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Noddy: Toyland Detective

This is the latest of many Noddy adaptations for the small screen. A joint venture between the American, British and French it has been made by DreamWorks (the people behind Shrek and Kung Fu Panda). It has been showing in … Continue reading

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A Guide to Blyton on TV and in film

This is a (roughly) chronological list of Blyton’s works adapted for TV and film. I haven’t included stage or theatre productions unless they were filmed. I have tried to include information about who made the work, the cast, episode titles … Continue reading

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Noddy at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Two weeks ago on my trip to London, I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green. I had hoped to see one or two Blyton-related items, and I was not disappointed. The first thing I found … Continue reading

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My twenty-fourth (and last) Noddy book: Noddy Meets Father Christmas

It has taken a little over a year, but I have now reached the last of the 24 books that make up the main and original Noddy series. I started with the second book and I am finishing with the … Continue reading

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My twenty-third Noddy book: Noddy and Tessie Bear

This is perhaps an unusual tale simply because no real disaster befalls anyone in Toyland, or Noddy in particular. Nobody’s bike is destroyed, nobody’s car is stolen or damaged or breaks down. The worst thing that happens to Noddy is … Continue reading

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My twenty-second Noddy book: Cheer Up Little Noddy

This Noddy book has been the hardest to review. It was supposed to be my 18th review from the series, but when I opened my copy I discovered that it was missing the first 20 pages. I then added a … Continue reading

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My twenty-first Noddy book: Noddy and the Aeroplane

This will probably be my last Noddy review for a while, at least until I can get my hands on the three titles I don’t have. My Noddy and the Aeroplane is one of the slightly newer hardbacks which is very similar to … Continue reading

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My twentieth Noddy book – Noddy and the Tootles

I can’t believe I’m almost done with the Noddy series now. I only have one more that I can review, then I’ll have to source the three I’m lacking. (Those would be Noddy Meets Father Christmas, Noddy and Tessie Bear … Continue reading

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My nineteenth Noddy book: Mr Plod and Little Noddy

I’m hoping this book isn’t going to be continuing the feud between Noddy and Mr Plod as I wrote enough complaints about it last time. The fact that the cover features Mr Plod in hospital doesn’t fill me with confidence! Noddy … Continue reading

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My Eighteenth Noddy book: Noddy Goes to the Fair

My eighteenth Noddy should have been Cheer Up, Little Noddy which I was going to review last week. Unfortunately when I opened it I discovered the first 18 pages were missing (what a swizz!) and that put paid to a review. So … Continue reading

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My seventeenth Noddy book: Noddy and the Bunkey

I’ve gone and gotten it wrong again this week I’m afraid. I said I would review Noddy Has an Adventure, but as anyone with half a brain (i.e. clearly not me) will know, I reviewed that two Noddys ago. So, … Continue reading

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My sixteenth Noddy book: You’re a Good Friend, Noddy!

So we’re back to #16 in the series this week, for my 16th review. I was supposed to do this one last time but got the order wrong! This is a strange little story, I have to say. We begin … Continue reading

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My fifteenth Noddy book: Noddy Has an Adventure

A confession to start: this isn’t the book I was supposed to do this week. I’m trying to do them in series order so You’re a Good Friend Noddy should have come first. But Noddy Has an Adventure is what I … Continue reading

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My fourteenth Noddy book: Be Brave, Little Noddy

My fourteenth Noddy book is the thirteenth in the series (that isn’t confusing at all) and it’s one I only have in paperback. I’m not sure of dating it but I’m guessing around the 70s or 80s as it is … Continue reading

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My thirteenth Noddy book: Noddy and the Magic Rubber

This is one of my tattier Noddys as it’s missing its spine completely. It’s just about still in one piece though. THE STORY I’ve noticed that most of the stories start at breakfast, but there’s no visit from the milkman … Continue reading

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