Noddy is the Hero of Toyland! Known and loved by all, big and small, Noddy is ready for any adventure or challenge! Filled with enthusiasm, curiosity and unstoppable drive, his strong sense of fair play and good heart means he’s always welcome all over Toyland.
With his cheery inventiveness and some help from his friends, Noddy always saves the day.
He’s a loveable hero, always ready to come to the aid of people in trouble.
Created by Enid Blyton and originally published between 1949-1963, Noddy is a little wooden boy who lives in his own little House-for-One in Toyland. The first book explains Noddy's origins. He was carved by a wood carver but ran away after the man began to make a wooden lion, which scared Noddy. As he wanders through the woods, with no clothes, money or home, he meets Big Ears, a friendly brownie. Big Ears decides that Noddy is a toy and takes him to live in Toyland. He generously provides Noddy with a set of clothing and buys a build-it-yourself house for him. While Noddy is quite happy to be a toy, the citizens of Toyland are not sure that he is actually one. They put Noddy on trial and examine whether he is a toy or an ornament. Eventually, Noddy is declared a toy, but still has to convince the court that he is a good toy. The judge accepts that Noddy is good after a doll tells the court that he saved her little girl from a lion; and he is allowed to stay in Toyland. Noddy gets his car within a few books. It is given to him after he helps solve a local mystery.