Who would have thought? Little Noddy, the little wooden man, whose stories amused children for ages...and are apparently still popular.....Little Noddy, 'the nodding man', is actually making me money. I have some Noddy books from 'way back'. I seemed to collect them, not only for my children and grandchildren, but, in the days when I taught 5 year-olds (for those oh-so-many years), it was always my end-of-year treat to read to them a series of Noddy books, chapter by (short) chapter, as bribes for "good work". Now, as I clean out my book shelves, I am reluctantly shedding Noddy and his little friends. Not giving him away, but selling the books on eBay.
I have discovered that the Noddy books with the (politically incorrect) Golliwog pictured on the cover are in demand, as is the book that has (naughty!) Noddy sharing a bed with Big Ears the Brownie.
So, as I sadly say goodbye to my Noddy book collection, I am also smiling as I watch "Noddy Gets Into Trouble" (so far) reach $12.65 - and still time to go.
A few more Noddy books and I'll have enough money to buy myself a book to read......but not Noddy!
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