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
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.