We're sure you have lots of questions about In the Night Garden and we've answered a few below.
The characters are toys for important creative reasons. Everybody understands what toys are - most of all children. A child understands that a toy is a person, but not a real person. A toy has a special relationship with a child, and exists for children, and is only of interest to them. A toy is a special object of expression and self-awareness. The toys are representative of the many different personalities of children who may have cherished them and kept them with them, especially at bedtime. Best of all toys are effortlessly funny.