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New books originally published by Toby Twirl Ltd and other Toby Twirl items are now available again by private sale ... you can purchase via our current listings on eBay by clicking here >< or enquire directly to info@tobytwirl.co.uk

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 Update: Unfortunately our plans to produce the above bumper packed 'Summer Special Edition Toby Twirl Adventures Activity Book', to compliment our 'Special Winter Edition' (below), have now been shelved due to the disappointing number of advance orders placed.




The "Stablemate" of Rupert & Noddy is now back after 50 years to complete the Vintage Trio. 
This very special limited edition A4 sized full colour book is the first new Toby Twirl publication since 1958!  It's a children's 'Christmas story and Activity Sticker Book' that retains all of the original timeless charm and magic of Toby Twirl and yet successfully combines this with the modern genre of children's sticker activity books.
The Sticker Book is packed full with plenty of festive fun and reading for children aged 4 to 8 yrs (not excluding parents, grandparents or Toby Twirl collector's of all ages of course!) and features the following:
  • Toby Twirl and the Reindeer - Story by Sheila Hodgetts

  • Toby Twirl and Friends Stickers - 2 pages of coloured stickers

  • Game: Potato Race - An objective challenge board game

  • Game: Let Us All Go Sledging - A traditional double paged board game

  • Sticker Landscape - Make your own picture with the stickers

  • Pictures for you to Colour - 4 pages of pictures to colour

  • Features all original artwork by e.jeffrey digitally re-mastered

This limited edition book is still available ... see 'home' page for full details.

Sheila Hodgetts interviewed at the Publication Launch of the first Toby Twirl Adventure book to be published since 1958 explained that she started her writing career in 1943 when her publishers, Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. asked her to create a character that, with his friends, would inhabit a world of magic and mystery. After much consultation with the publisher’s main artist, Edward Jeffrey, about what forms the characters should take Toby Twirl and his friends were born, and began the many adventures which befell them. Toby Twirl was an instant and quite sensational success, selling several million copies of a succession of books in the UK and Commonwealth countries. Toby Twirl was contemporary with Rupert and Noddy, and both of these are still very much in print. It seemed desirable, therefore, that the third in this very popular trio of children’s characters from that era should be available for today's children to enjoy. The magic and mystery of the Toby Twirl adventures still appeals to today’s generation of younger readers, as can be verified by Sheila Hodgetts' nine great-grandchildren, who still read the original Toby Twirl books with great enjoyment. Toby Twirl and the Reindeer–A Christmas Story and Activity Sticker Book has now been produced and published by Toby Twirl Ltd., a company in which Sheila plays a very significant part.


Sheila Hodgetts c1947 and in 2003 signing a limited number

 of copies of the Toby Twirl Collector's Guide.

Sheila Hodgetts, creator and author of all the Toby Twirl books was at the London Book Fair on Tuesday 7 March, 2006 to promote Toby Twirl Ltd reintroducing this classic character and his adventures to today's generation of children.

Sheila Hodgetts is pictured above with her daughter, Tania Hughes, on the stand at the London Book Fair 2006.
 For information regarding available Rights in all media and territories,
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