Excerpt: Noddy is a little elf who somehow owns a spiffy red sports car and lives at the center of a quiet little village. When his friends have trouble, he’s the guy they call. Sometimes the kids have gone missing and their mother wants to find them so she can take them to a day at the beach, or maybe a prized crate is gone. Perhaps there’s a kite that needs assembled, only the pieces are missing. For these issues and more, there’s one solution: Noddy.