Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Noddy set for new adventure thanks to Enid Blyton's grand-daughter
Noddy is to appear in a new book on the 60th anniversary of his first appearance.

By Alastair Jamieson writing in The Telegraph, 16 Nov 2008
Enid Blyton's character has undergone several makeovers since the books featuring his Toytown antics were first published in 1949 and remains popular with children.
The new book, provisionally entitled Noddy's Birthday Surprise, has been written by Blyton's grand-daughter, Sophie Smallwood, and will be illustrated by Robert Tyndall, who worked with Blyton in the early 1950s.
It has been commissioned by Chorion, the firm that owns the rights to Noddy and earns a reported £180million a year from sales of the books, which also feature Big Ears, Tessie Bear and Mr Plod.
Blyton's books have been revised many times in response to changing attitudes, with the removal of Golliwogs from Noddy and the renaming of Faraway Tree character Dame Slap, who used to administer corporal punisment, to Dame Snap.
Read the full piece here.

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