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Rod Campbell - Author

Rod Campbell has been creating innovative books for the under-fives for over thirty years.

Best known for his classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo, he is also the creator of the much-loved preschool character Buster.

Ingeniously simple with touches of gentle humour, Rod's books have withstood the test of time and are enjoyed by children, parents and teachers around the world.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Rod Campbell is the masterly creator of interactive books including classic tab and flap books such Dear Zoo, the story of choosing exactly the right pet. Simplicity itself in terms of design and always full of delightful surprises, Rod Campbell’s books are perfect as first introductions to concepts, numbers in Farm 123 and letters in ABC Zoo. Campbell’s Touch and Feel books such as Buster’s Farm include wonderfully tactile experiences for little fingers.

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The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book
Rod Campbell
Packed full of simple activities that are perfectly pitched for preschoolers and based on Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo: can you draw bananas for the naughty monkey, or give the fierce lion big sharp teeth? With large square pages,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
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Early Starters: 123
Rod Campbell
A brilliant rhyming numbers tabbed board book, perfect for babies to be introduced to numbers and farm animals. Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over 30 years and Macmillan is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/01/2015
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Early Starters: ABC
Rod Campbell
There are chunky, tabbed pages to turn as baby learns about the alphabet with the help of a gently rhyming story and a collection of farm and zoo animals. Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/01/2015
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Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set
Rod Campbell
What is the perfect pet? The zoo keeps sending all kinds of animals but, lift the flap and readers will see they are too big, too tall, too jumpy, too grumpy or too scary. Sadly, each of them is returned....
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Format: Multiple copy pack | Released 25/09/2014
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Early Starters: Can You?
Rod Campbell
The Early Starters series is perfect for curious toddlers everywhere! Both touch and feel and lift the flap elements are included to maximise interaction. Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for...
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Format: Board book | Released 27/03/2014
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How Many? A First Numbers Book
Rod Campbell
A perfect first numbers board book with tabs for baby. Count from number one to five and complete with rhyming text. Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over 30 years...
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Format: Board book | Released 27/03/2014
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My Day A First Words Book
Rod Campbell
Introduce baby to very first words of familiar objects. Each page has an object to name and search for in the [icture. The Early Starters series is perfect for curious toddlers everywhere! Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has...
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Format: Board book | Released 27/03/2014
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Early Starters: What's That?
Rod Campbell
The Early Starters series is perfect for curious toddlers everywhere! This sturdy board book will take you to the farm, the park and exciting other places too and comes complete with rhyming text and colour matching interaction. Rod Campbell, the...
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Format: Board book | Released 27/03/2014
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Farm 123
Rod Campbell
Lift-the Flap pictures help with counting from 1 to 10 in this busy farm yard counting book. There's one cat and, under the flap, two mice. And there are four woolly sheep in the field but five if you see...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Dear Santa
Rod Campbell
A letter to Santa starts off on a merry chain of gift-wrapping, but nothing is quite right and each time he thinks better of his choice. Lift the flaps to unwrap each present and find out what Santa chooses as...
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/09/2013
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Dear Santa
Rod Campbell
A letter to Santa starts off on a merry chain of gift-wrapping, but nothing is quite right and each time he thinks better of his choice. Lift the flaps to unwrap each present and find out what Santa chooses as...
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Format: Board book | Released 11/10/2012
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Noisy Farm
Rod Campbell
For slightly older toddlers than the Rod Campbell Early Starters series this lift the flap board book will introduce farm animals and the noise they make and, find...
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Format: Board book | Released 05/01/2012
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Rod Campbell's Animal Book Lift-the-Flap Rhymes and Games
Rod Campbell
An entertaining first introduction to a host of different animals. Simple rhymes and games will entertain young listeners who can explore the book in greater detail and engage with the rhymes about the animals by opening flaps and joining in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Rod Campbell's Nursery Book Lift-the-Flap Rhymes and Games
Rod Campbell
Classic nursery rhymes and some fresh new ones, too, are given extra zest in this attractive lift the flap version. Young readers can enjoy engaging with the poems through the flaps and finding the things that are hidden. This is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Dear Zoo Animal Shapes Buggy Book
Rod Campbell
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. An elephant is too heavy, a giraffe is too tall, a frog is too jumpy. Hidden behind a flap, each new arrival that the zoo sends is a wonderful surprise...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/04/2011
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Farm 123
Rod Campbell
For slightly older toddlers than the Rod Campbell Early Starters series, this lift the flap board book will introduce numbers from one to ten alongside farm animals and...
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Format: Board book | Released 03/09/2010
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Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell
What is the perfect pet? The zoo keeps sending all kinds of animals but, lift the flap and readers will see they are too big, too tall, too jumpy, too grumpy or too scary. Sadly, each of them is returned....
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Format: Board book | Released 02/07/2010
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Dear Zoo Buggy Book (Buggy Buddy)
Rod Campbell
What is the perfect pet? The zoo keeps sending all kinds of animals but, lift the flap and readers will see they are too big, too tall, too jumpy,...
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Format: Board book | Released 04/06/2010
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Goodnight Buster! (Touch-and-Feel)
Rod Campbell
A wonderful touch and feel book with pull tabs from the author, Rod Campbell, who we suspect is responsible for more books that get kids to sleep than any other. Goodnight Buster is a new edition to his huge bookshelf...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2010
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ABC Zoo (Board Book)
Rod Campbell
For slightly older toddlers than the Rod Campbell Early Starters series this lift the flap board book will introduce zoo animals from A to Z. With this alphabet...
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Format: Board book | Released 12/06/2009
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My Farm
Rod Campbell
A perfect first book, this brightly illustrated, soft cloth book is full of touchy, feely opportunities with soft sheep and rabbit's wool to stroke, flaps to lift and a noisy pig to press. Practically indestructible! If you're looking for...
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Format: Rag Book | Released 20/03/1998
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Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell
Have you ever wanted a pet? How do you find the right one? An elephant is too heavy, a giraffe is too tall, a frog is too jumpy. Hidden behind a flap, each new arrival that the zoo sends...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/1985
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www.rodcampbell.co.uk/

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