The Enid Blyton Society Noddy

Noddy and Big-Ears in Toyland

Like him or loathe him, Noddy is an icon. Even today, 60 years after his 'birth' and just over 40 years after his creator's death, he is probably the main character to be associated with the name Enid Blyton. For many children, Noddy was their introduction to Enid Blyton and once they were hooked there was a tasty menu of Blyton books to move on to.

Noddy

The marketing people did an excellent PR job as not only was there a wealth of merchandise to enchant the small child, numerous books of all shapes and sizes were produced — strip, tall, giant, tiny, pop-up, big and board — all took their place alongside the main Noddy Library. In roughly a twenty year period between his conception and Enid's death, 154 books of various shapes and sizes graced the shelves of the bookshops.

Noddy

When a child wasn't actually reading it was possible to have a full Noddy day from the moment they rose in the morning and washed with Noddy soap, before cleaning their teeth with a Noddy toothbrush and toothpaste, to bedtime at night, when they slept in a Noddy nightdress or pyjamas, tucked in with Noddy sheets, beside a Noddy bedside light, which if turned on would reveal both Noddy wallpaper and curtains.

Noddy

He was created in wood by Old Man Carver, but was soon off to Toyland and from then on was constantly in trouble, a small child's dream of the perfect 'naughty little boy' — but a boy with a house of his own and a stylish red and yellow car. He was always in trouble with PC Plod, but Big-Ears was often on hand to offer fatherly advice. Tessie Bear was a good friend and in later books Bumpy Dog became a constant companion.

Noddy

Much of the success of Noddy was undoubtedly down to the colourful illustrations of Harmsen Van der Beek, and the various illustrators who took up the mantle after Beek's death in 1953. The original style was maintained by illustrators such as Robert Tyndall, Peter Wienk, Mary Brooks and others. His current image is much changed to fit in with various television series and new Noddy stories appear in barrowloads, but these have little relevance to Enid Blyton's original work.

Noddy Books, Stories and Games

Noddy

There are 24 original Noddy books by Enid Blyton written between 1942 and 1963...

First Published in 1949 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1950 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 5 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 6 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 7 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 8 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 9 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1955 by Sampson Low
Book 10 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1955 by Sampson Low
Book 11 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 12 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 13 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1957 by Sampson Low
Book 14 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1957 by Sampson Low
Book 15 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 16 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 17 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1959 by Sampson Low
Book 18 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1959 by Sampson Low
Book 19 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 20 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 21 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1961 by Sampson Low
Book 22 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1962 by Sampson Low
Book 23 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson
First Published in 1963 by Sampson Low
Book 24 of 24 in this category
See review by Terry Gustafson

Noddy Big Books

There are 8 books in the Noddy Big Books series between 1951 to 1958...

First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1955 by Sampson Low
Book 5 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 6 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1957 by Sampson Low
Book 7 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 8 of 8 in this category

Noddy Boxes of Books

There are 37 books in the Noddy Boxes of Books series between 1951 to 1958...

First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 5 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 6 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 7 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 8 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 9 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 10 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 11 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 12 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 13 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 14 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 15 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 16 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 17 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 18 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 19 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 20 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 21 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 22 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 23 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 24 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 25 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 26 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 27 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 28 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 29 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 30 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 31 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 32 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 33 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 34 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 35 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 36 of 37 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 37 of 37 in this category

Noddy Board Books

There are 11 books in the Noddy Board Books series between 1959 to 1974...

First Published in 1959 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1959 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1967 by Purnell
Book 3 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1970 by Purnell
Book 4 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1970 by Purnell
Book 5 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1972 by Purnell
Book 6 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1972 by Purnell
Book 7 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1974 by Purnell
Book 8 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1974 by Purnell
Book 9 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1974 by Purnell
Book 10 of 11 in this category
First Published in 1974 by Purnell
Book 11 of 11 in this category

Noddy Picture Books

There are 13 books in the Noddy Picture Books series between 1959 to 1973...

First Published in 1959 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1961 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1967 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1967 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1967 by Sampson Low
Book 5 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1967 by Sampson Low
Book 6 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1967 by Sampson Low
Book 7 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1967 by Sampson Low
Book 8 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1969 by Purnell
Book 9 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1970 by Purnell
Book 10 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1971 by Purnell
Book 11 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1972 by Purnell
Book 12 of 13 in this category
First Published in 1973 by Purnell
Book 13 of 13 in this category

Miscellaneous Noddy Books...

This is a huge section, with many more picture story books as well as recreational and educational books that encourage children to count, paint, tell the time, and even learn to read music!

Applause Noddy Record

First Published in 1972 by Philips
Book 1 of 1 in this category

Contour Noddy Records

First Published in 1971 by Contour
Book 1 of 2 in this category
First Published in 1972 by Contour
Book 2 of 2 in this category

"His Master's Voice" Noddy EPs

First Published in 1958 by E.M.I. Records Limited
Book 1 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1958 by E.M.I. Records Limited
Book 2 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1959 by E.M.I. Records Limited
Book 3 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1959 by E.M.I. Records Limited
Book 4 of 4 in this category

Golden Wand Noddy Records

First Published in 1983 by Golden Wand
Book 1 of 2 in this category
First Published in 1983 by Golden Wand
Book 2 of 2 in this category

Noddy Kellogg's Flick Books

First Published in 1956 by Kellogg's
Book 1 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Kellogg's
Book 2 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Kellogg's
Book 3 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Kellogg's
Book 4 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Kellogg's
Book 5 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Kellogg's
Book 6 of 6 in this category

Noddy Kellogg's Magic Painting Books

First Published in 1965 by Kellogg's
Book 1 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1965 by Kellogg's
Book 2 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1965 by Kellogg's
Book 3 of 3 in this category

Kellogg's Free Gift Noddy Records

First Published in 1966 by Kellogg's
Book 1 of 2 in this category
First Published in 1968 by Kellogg's
Book 2 of 2 in this category

Music for Pleasure Noddy Records

First Published in 1967 by E.M.I. Records Limited
Book 1 of 2 in this category
First Published in 1974 by E.M.I. Records Limited
Book 2 of 2 in this category

Marks and Spencer Noddy

First Published in 1983 by Multiple Sound Distributors Ltd.
Book 1 of 1 in this category

Noddy Chivers Albums

First Published in 1956 by Chivers
Book 1 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Chivers
Book 2 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Chivers
Book 3 of 3 in this category

Noddy Colour Strip Books

First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1955 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 5 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1957 by Sampson Low
Book 6 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1964 by Amex
Book 7 of 7 in this category

Noddy Day Painting Books

First Published in 1955 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 2 in this category
First Published in 1955 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 2 in this category

Noddy 'Learn to' Books

First Published in 1965 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1965 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1965 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1965 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 4 in this category

Noddy Magic Painting Books

First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 4 in this category

Noddy Miscellaneous Books

First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 1 in this category

Noddy Music and Song Books

First Published in 1952 by G. Ricordi
Book 1 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1954 by G. Ricordi
Book 2 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1959 by Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew
Book 3 of 3 in this category

Noddy Novelty Books

First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Birn Brothers
Book 2 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1961 by J.W. Spear
Book 3 of 3 in this category

Noddy Nursery Colour Picture Books

First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1962 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1965 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 4 in this category

Noddy One-off Painting Books

First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 5 in this category
First Published in 1951 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 5 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 5 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Birn Brothers
Book 4 of 5 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Purnell
Book 5 of 5 in this category

Noddy Plays

First Published in 1955 by J.W. Spear
Book 1 of 2 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 2 in this category

Noddy Pop-Up Books

First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1961 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1968 by Purnell
Book 4 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1969 by Purnell
Book 5 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1970 by Purnell
Book 6 of 6 in this category

Noddy Rag Books

First Published in 1962 by Dean
Book 1 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1962 by Dean
Book 2 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1962 by Dean
Book 3 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1962 by Dean
Book 4 of 4 in this category

Noddy Shape Books

First Published in 1973 by Purnell
Book 1 of 2 in this category
First Published in 1974 by Purnell
Book 2 of 2 in this category

Noddy

First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1952 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 5 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Sampson Low
Book 6 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 7 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 8 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1954 by Sampson Low
Book 9 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1957 by Sampson Low
Book 10 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1957 by Sampson Low
Book 11 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1957 by Sampson Low
Book 12 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 13 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 14 of 15 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 15 of 15 in this category

Noddy Tall Books

First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 5 of 6 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 6 of 6 in this category

Noddy "Tell Me a Story" Books

First Published in 1968 by Purnell
Book 1 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1968 by Purnell
Book 2 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1969 by Purnell
Book 3 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1970 by Purnell
Book 4 of 4 in this category

Noddy Verse Books

First Published in 1958 by Sampson Low
Book 1 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1959 by Sampson Low
Book 2 of 3 in this category
First Published in 1960 by Sampson Low
Book 3 of 3 in this category

"His Master's Voice" Noddy 78s

First Published in 1953 by The Gramophone Co.
Book 1 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1953 by The Gramophone Co.
Book 2 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1953 by The Gramophone Co.
Book 3 of 4 in this category
First Published in 1953 by The Gramophone Co.
Book 4 of 4 in this category

Renown Noddy EP

First Published in 1967 by Renown
Book 1 of 1 in this category

Trutone Noddy Record

First Published in 1970 by Trutone
Book 1 of 1 in this category

Non-series Mixed Contents Books

First Published in 1965 by Sampson Low
Book 7 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1970 by Purnell
Book 8 of 8 in this category

Games and Puzzles...

There have been a number of Noddy board games, jigsaw puzzles and card games over the years, including the jigsaw puzzles produced by BeStime as part of their numbered series throughout the 1950s and 1960s...

BeStime Numbered Jigsaws

First Published in 1952 by BeStime
Book 9 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1952 by BeStime
Book 10 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1952 by BeStime
Book 11 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1952 by BeStime
Book 12 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1953 by BeStime
Book 13 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1953 by BeStime
Book 14 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1953 by BeStime
Book 15 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1953 by BeStime
Book 16 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1954 by BeStime
Book 17 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1954 by BeStime
Book 18 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1954 by BeStime
Book 19 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1954 by BeStime
Book 20 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1958 by BeStime
Book 49 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1958 by BeStime
Book 50 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1958 by BeStime
Book 51 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1958 by BeStime
Book 52 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1959 by BeStime
Book 61 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1959 by BeStime
Book 62 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1959 by BeStime
Book 63 of 60 in this category
First Published in 1959 by BeStime
Book 64 of 60 in this category

Enid Blyton Board Games

First Published in 1953 by BeStime
Book 2 of 12 in this category
First Published in 1955 by BeStime
Book 3 of 12 in this category
First Published in 1956 by Parker Brothers, Massachusetts
Book 4 of 12 in this category
First Published in 1957 by BeStime
Book 5 of 12 in this category
First Published in 1957 by Berwick
Book 6 of 12 in this category
First Published in 1957 by Berwick
Book 7 of 12 in this category
First Published in 1961 by Chad Valley
Book 8 of 12 in this category
First Published in 1961 by Peter Pan
Book 9 of 12 in this category
First Published in 1961 by Peter Pan
Book 10 of 12 in this category
First Published in 1964 by BeStime
Book 11 of 12 in this category

Enid Blyton Card Games

First Published in 1955 by Sampson Low
Book 4 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1955 by Sampson Low
Book 5 of 8 in this category
First Published in 1975 by Pepys
Book 7 of 8 in this category

Enid Blyton General Games

First Published in 1952 by Pepys
Book 2 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1953 by Chad Valley
Book 3 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1958 by Pepys
Book 5 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1959 by Peter Pan
Book 6 of 7 in this category
First Published in 1962 by BeStime
Book 7 of 7 in this category