Big Ears (character)

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Cover of the first Noddy story "Noddy Goes To Toyland" published in 1949, Big Ears in with his white beard, red cap, blue jacket, red-and-white striped jumper and yellow-and-green trousers[1]

Big Ears is a fictional character from Noddy series books by Enid Blyton. In Noddy Goes to Toyland he introduces himself as a brownie "or a sort of a hob, or hobgoblin". He explains that though he "hobnobbed" with Noddy who lived in Toytown, he lived in the "hilly, lumpy, bumpy part of town outside of town". He describes his ears as too big, and his striped trousers with the cap which was "either too pointy or not pointy enough".[2] Together with his brother Little-Ears, he is the only non toy in Toyland and Noddy's best friend. He is described as having a white beard, red cap, blue jacket, red-and-white striped jumper and yellow-and-green trousers.[1]

Big Ears' character is somewhat grumpy, yet kind and compassionate. He shows great benevolence to Noddy, acting as a mentor, helping him to understand the world, and on several occasions fiercely fighting for Noddy's rights when injustice is perpetrated against him by other Toyland inhabitants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robert Druce (July 1992). This day our daily fictions: an enquiry into the multi-million bestseller status of Enid Blyton and Ian Fleming. Rodopi. ISBN 978-90-5183-401-7. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Noddy Goes to Toyland". The Enid Blyton Society. Retrieved 28 March 2014.