“The Night the Toys Came to Life”
Author is Enid Blyton and Illustrator is Shirley Willis.
I have always been a lover of Enid Blyton books, but only now have I realised how many she has written and the different genres, selling over 600 million copies. Her most notable works are The Famous Five, Secret Seven and Noddy. While the first two series I have always loved the later I was unaware until now.
This one is new to me and I picked it up at a bookstore for a gift. The 16 pages are so beautifully illustrated by Shirley Willis. I found this a delight to read aloud even if it was to myself. Teddy who had been left out of the toy cupboard on Christmas Eve lets all the other toys out to play and what a fun time they have. A great stocking filler, it is a must read by grandparents and parents alike. I am only sorry I don’t have a small child to read it to, myself.