Enid Blyton's granddaughter puts Noddy back in the picture
"Big-Ears is back, the red-and-white taxi is ready to roll and those troublesome golliwogs have been banished. But can Noddy, with a little help from some new friends, regain his dominant position in Toyland? Bookshops are hoping that the first new Noddy book in more than 40 years, published today, will be a Christmas hit. Certainly Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle could not boast a better lineage. The book has been written by Sophie Smallwood, 39, the granddaughter of Enid Blyton, Noddy's creator. It is illustrated by Robert Tyndall, who has drawn Noddy since 1953"
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article6894717.ece
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noddy
http://www.noddy.com/