Little Library In the Night Garden
Titles in This Set
Night Garden friends
Pinky Ponk and Ninky Nonk
A fantastic brand new little library of six chunky In the Night Garden board books in their very own little slipcase! Our new In the Night Garden Little Library is the perfect gift for your Igglepiggle and Makka Pakka mad toddler!!
It is a creamy colour, and is smaller and more round-bodied than any of the other costumed characters. He has three rounded protuberances on his head to represent stones that he uses to make into piles. He lives in a cave and likes cleaning things, such as his collection of stacking stones, and sometimes the other characters. Makka Pakka often stacks freshly cleaned stones into piles resembling his head and body. He sleeps on a stone bed, often cuddling a stone. He travels around the garden pushing his trolley, the Ogg-Pog, which carries his sponge, soap, orange trumpet, and a bellows-like apparatus called Uff-Uff which he uses to dry items after cleaning them. His house is approached by a stone-walled ditch, as his home is half buried in the ground. He says his own name and the phrase "Mikka makka moo" when he is Happy, as well as the names of the Ogg-Pog and the Uff-Uff, and other phrases from his song such as "agga pang" (his soap and sponge), "hum dum" (his trumpet), and "ing ang oo". Like Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos, he also uses a phrase meaning "goodbye", represented in publications as "pip pip onk onk". He was first featured in the episode "Makka Pakka Washes Faces". As Makka Pakka is smaller than the other characters, he is filmed on another identical set (or garden), and where he appears with other characters, two scenes are shot in parallel and he is filmed far away, whilst the other costumed characters are filmed close up.
It is similar to a rag doll, with a brown complexion, a chime in her tummy, and brightly coloured clothes. She sleeps on special bed, which can move it around the garden; sometimes Upsy Daisy has to catch it when it runs away. She likes skipping through the Garden and blowing kisses to the other characters or to the audience. She often hugs and kisses other characters, particularly Iggle Piggle. Her catchphrases are "Upsy Daisy" and the more emphatic "Daisy Doo!", and she also says "Pip pip onk onk!", her way of saying goodbye. Her hair stands on end when excited or surprised, and her skirt inflates to a tutu when she dances or pulls the ripcord on her waist. Upsy Daisy has an orange megaphone on a stand and enjoys singing through it, much to the annoyance of the other characters. She was first featured in the episode "Makka Pakka Washes Faces".
Unn (Andy Wareham), Ooo (Holly Denoon/Isaac Blake), and Eee (Elisa Laghi) - are dressed in costumes with stripes and spots: red and green (Unn), brown and pink (Ooo), and pink and yellow (Eee). Their names reflect phonetically how a young child might count to three, and the Tombliboos always appear in this order by saying their names. They live among the branches of a bush, on a series of platforms connected by stairs and chutes. The Tombliboos enjoy playing the drums and piano, although not with any particular musical prowess, and they also play with large blocks. Their trousers (which fall down unexpectedly) are often seen hanging on the washing line outside their home, and they usually take them down from the line and put them on before going on an adventure. They are sometimes seen brushing their teeth before bed. Tombliboos enjoy kissing each other whilst cuddling and reciting their names. They also have a song about staying together, which consists of them singing "Tombliboo, Tombliboo, Unn, Ooo, Eee!" over and over again. Tombliboo Eee is female and is shorter and smaller than Ooo and Unn. The Tombliboos were first featured in the episode "The Tombliboos' Waving Game".
All the above characters are played by actors in costumes.
It is a blue teddy bear-like doll with a bean-shaped head and a sideways red mohawk. He always carries his red blanket with him and tends to fall flat on his back when surprised. He is the main character of the show. He arrives at the beginning and leaves the Night Garden at the end of each episode in a boat, for which the blanket doubles as a sail. Iggle Piggle has a bell in his left foot, a squeaker in his tummy, and a rattle in his left hand. His best friends in the garden are Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka. He is the only character not to sleep in the Night Garden (with one exception when he fell asleep on Upsy Daisy's special bed), because he needs to find his boat; he sleeps on a boat instead of in a bed, he is also the only character to walk on the Stepping Stone Path. He was first featured in the episode "Makka Pakka Washes Faces".
Night Garden friends
In the Night Garden is a magical place that exists between waking and dreaming in a child's imagination. This sturdy board book with shaped pages follows Igglepiggle as he visits each of his happy friends in the garden. What fun are they having today? Let's go with him and find out, in this delightful gift book!
Pinky Ponk and Ninky Nonk
The Ninky Nonk is a train of five differently sized and shaped carriages. Its size is paradoxical: exterior shots of the moving Ninky Nonk show a toy-sized train, quite small compared to the main characters and scenery, while interiors and static exterior shots are done on sets or with life-sized models so that the main characters can easily fit inside. When it stops or starts, the seat-belted passengers jerk sharply in their seats. A range of bells and klaxons warn everyone inside. The Ninky Nonk can drive up and down trees and upside-down along branches. Like the other characters, it goes to sleep. The engine is banana-shaped with a green flashing light on top, and is followed by a green spheroidal carriage used by Makka Pakka and the Tombliboos, a tiny house-like carriage used by the Pontipines (and sometimes the Wottingers), a blue rectangular carriage with a flashing light used by Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle, and a tall rounded single-seater carriage used by Iggle Piggle when travelling alone. It was first featured in the episode "Everybody, All Aboard the Ninky Nonk".
The Pinky Ponk is an airship, speckled with many slowly waving fins and several small propellers that can spin fast, plus a large propeller at the rear that always turns very gently. The characters often use it to travel around the forest, and during their journey are able to drink "Pinky Ponk juice" which is dispensed in "sippi cups". It omes in several different colours. If drunk too much, you can feel ill, as demonstrated by Tombliboo Ooo. As well as whirrings and clankings, and a sporadic honking sound from the "Ponk light" at the front, the Pinky Ponk makes flatulent noises. Like the Ninky Nonk, the Pinky Ponk is of paradoxical size: exterior shots are chroma keyed model shots showing a model smaller than the main characters, while interior ones shots produced on a set into which they can fit. It has two doors, one for the costumed characters and the other for the tiny characters. One table has three seats (for the Tombliboos), another has two seats (for Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy), and the third has one seat (for Makka Pakka). The Pontipines take a table with 10 seats in the small room, and sometimes the Wottingers will take the table a level lower than the Pontipines. It also has a habit of crashing into tree trunks, thus sounding the "Ponk Alert" (repeated honking and flashing of the "Ponk Light" and iteriorr lights flashing and making noises.) This is a warning for all the passengers to take their seats and brace. Sometimes, the Pinky Ponk rocks during the "Ponk Alert", causing the passengers and their tables and chairs to slide from one end tho the other. It was first featured in the episode "The Tombliboos' Waving Game".