Tag Archives: Noddy

Even more search terms

This really is the blog idea that just keeps on giving. Every so often I browse the search terms that have led people to our blog and there’s always something interesting or amusing to see. Here’s the best of the … Continue reading

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Monday #265

The Secret of Cliff Castle and Blyton’s most comforting reads Go away, sea! Go away, I tell you! Do you hear me? Big Ears, who has never heard of high tide, or tides at all, tries to keep the sea … Continue reading

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Monday #258

Our topics this week are: Blyton’s mothers and Favourite locations Malory Towers, a big stone building almost castle-like with its four towers (possible based on Lulworth Castle) is grand enough but its surroundings are even better. It is located on … Continue reading

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Make Way for Noddy Episode #76 Noddy Loses His Bell

It’s the start of February right now and in the hope of me having some maternity leave from blogging I have sat down to do what I thought would be some quick and easy TV reviews. Oh how wrong I … Continue reading

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A prize for the most updated of Enid Blyton’s text

As you will probably know I have written several series of posts on the updatings to Blyton’s texts, looking at the first book of a series (and a few Noddys). I would now like to award a (dubious) prize to … Continue reading

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When people search for Enid Blyton what are they looking for? Revisited

A long time ago I did a post about the search terms which brought people to our site, (I also had some in a Monday post, with made-up illustrations) and while looking for things to write about for my maternity … Continue reading

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How to get Blyton’s style: Baby edition

I happened to be in Mothercare last week, looking at prams, and I spotted this lovely Noddy set. I managed to resist buying it (just) but I suspect one way or another I will end up with it*. The best … Continue reading

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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 Enid 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 … 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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