In the Night Garden: Let's go into the garden… follows the adventures of Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy from the hugely popular CBeebies series In the Night Garden.
Join Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka, the Tombliboos and the Pontipines as they enjoy a day full of songs and dances in the garden.
In the Night Garden: Let's go into the garden… will be available both on CD and as a download from the 10th September. In the Night Garden, a Ragdoll production created by Anne Wood and Andy Davenport, the partnership responsible for co-creating Teletubbies, is best described as a thoroughly modern televisual interpretation of a nursery rhyme picture book.
Like all good stories, it takes children on an imaginative journey through a magical picture-book place inhabited by a diverse community of toys where words, rhymes and music carry young listeners into a happy world of loveable characters and nursery rhyme nonsense.
Pre-schoolers and parents can listen together and explore that magical time between waking and sleeping that exists in a child's imagination.
This audio-book narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi is ideal for creating a relaxing atmosphere at bed-time or nap-time.
In the Night Garden: Let's go into the garden includes the characters:
Igglepiggle is physical and energetic – a well-loved teddy that is always jumping and bouncing. His blanket is the most important thing in the world to him!
Upsy Daisy is a happy and optimistic dolly. She loves nothing more than to dance and sing her way around the garden.
Makka Pakka is a pat-a-cake toy who travels around the garden on his Og-pog announcing his arrival on his trumpet. He insists on washing the faces of the other toys.
The Tombliboos are tumbly knockabout pepper-pot toys called Unn, Ooo and Eee. They live in an extraordinary bush with endless levels in the garden where they like to play on their piano, bang their drums and stack and sort their blocks.
The Pontipines are a family of ten peg-doll characters, with eight children, four boys and four girls who live in a semi-detached house at the foot of a tree. Their neighbours are another family of ten – the Wottingers.
The Pinky Ponk is a sort-of airship, speckled with many fins and large landing lights and a gondola underneath in which the toys can travel. Together with the Ninky Nonk it is one of two modes of transport within the garden.
The Ninky Nonk is a funny kind of train, made up of a number of differently sized and shaped carriages. A trip on the Ninky Nonk is quite different from a trip on the Pinky Ponk. Rather than easing into motion effortlessly and gracefully, the Ninky Nonk careers through hedges, clambers up and down trees, and even occasionally travels upside down along the branches of trees in the garden!
The Haahoos (below) are five enormous pillowy creatures who gently waft their way through the garden. They are sedate and gentle, but are so big that they can stop the Ninky Nonk in its tracks – no easy feat!
Notes to editors:
In the Night Garden: Let's go into the garden… will be available from all good bookshops, online at www.bbcshop.com or by BBC Audiobooks direct mail on 0800 136 919.
This title will be available to purchase as a download from digital retailers such as Audible, Audioville, Audio-Read, Overdrive, Mediabay, iTunes, 7 Digital, Simply Audiobooks, Spoken Network, TuneTribe and Plays on the Net.
BBC Audiobooks now has over 1500 titles available digitally.