Author(s): Enid Blyton
Mr Twiddle is a kind old man, who tries his best to be helpful, but only causes problems and trouble. He plants a boxful of onions, thinking they are daffodil bulbs, thinks he has lost his mackintosh when in fact he is wearing it, and puts a clock in the oven instead of the rice pudding. Poor Mrs Twiddle is left to undo all his muddles.
Enid Blyton (1897-1968) is the world's best-selling children's author and has sold 600 million books internationally. Best known for her exceptional young readers' novels where recurring groups of children seek mystery and adventure, she presents a world of exciting events, often with little or no adult supervision. With children taking centre stage, generation after generation have fallen for her timeless appeal, and she was voted the nation's most loved writer at the 2008 Costa Book Awards