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Rod Campbell - Author

About the 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.

Featured books by Rod Campbell

Oh Dear! 35th Anniversary Edition

Oh Dear! 35th Anniversary Edition

3+ readers

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 23/07/2018

Farm 123

Farm 123

3+ readers

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Come for a day on the farm - and learn to count at the same time! From one farm cat, to ten naughty rabbits there's all sorts of fun to be had in Farm 123. With flaps to lift, creatures to count and a simple text to join in with, Rod Campbell has created yet another winning title!

Farm 123

Farm 123

3+ readers

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

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 the one trying to escape through the gate. Expressive animals playing boldly make these pages fun and the counting of the animals is easy!

Other books by Rod Campbell

Noisy Farm 30th Anniversary Edition

Noisy Farm 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. Children will love lifting the flaps to discover their favourite farm animals and their babies in Noisy Farm. Meet Sam the farm dog, visit the animals and don't forget to join in by calling out their noises! With bright, bold artwork, a simple, engaging text and a whole host of favourite farm animals, Noisy Farm is a perfect first farm animal story book - and the chunky board book format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.

The Pop-Up Dear Zoo

The Pop-Up Dear Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2019

I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . . Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo is a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike. This interactive pop-up edition retains all the charm of the original story and is packed full of exciting surprises. Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent - a very tall giraffe, a fierce lion and even a very jumpy frog. Will the zoo ever manage to send the perfect pet? With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, The Pop-Up Dear Zoo is a must for every child's bookshelf.

My Presents

My Presents

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 25/07/2019

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty-five years. In My Presents, toddlers can lift the flaps to find out what's inside all the birthday presents. Then open the very last one and look inside the basket to find the best present of all! With bright, bold artwork, an engaging story and lots of presents to open, My Presents is the perfect birthday gift for fans of Dear Zoo and Dear Santa - and the thick card pages, sturdy flaps and chunky cased cover make it great for small hands.

It's Mine!

It's Mine!

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 23/07/2019

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty-five years. In It's Mine! toddlers can find out who is hiding in the jungle, and see if they can spot all the animals. But watch out - there's a really big surprise at the end! With bright, bold artwork, a satisfying pop-up ending and lots of jungle animals, It's Mine! is a hide-and-seek story that is sure to keep young children entertained for hours - and the thick card pages and chunky cased cover make it great for small hands.

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent - a monkey, a lion and even an elephant! But will they ever manage to send the perfect pet? With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, no child's bookcase is complete without a well-worn copy of Dear Zoo.

Little Mouse

Little Mouse

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 14/05/2019

A fantastic farmyard story from the bestselling creator of Dear Zoo, with flaps to lift and tabs to pull on every page. Follow the little mouse's journey hurrying home across the farm and discover a host of farmyard animals, from the pig rolling in the mud to the duck looking for something to eat. But watch out for the farmyard cat . . . With bright, bold artwork introducing a whole host of favourite farmyard animals, Little Mouse by Rod Campbell is a wonderful addition to any child's bookshelf.

Little Monkey!

Little Monkey!

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 14/05/2019

An exciting jungle story from the bestselling creator of Dear Zoo, with a pop-up surprise! Little Monkey lives at the top of the tallest tree in the jungle, and gets up to all sorts of mischief: dropping nuts on Elephant's head, tickling Bear's nose and saying BOO! to Giraffe. But what happens when he tries to pull Lion's tail . . .? In Little Monkey, toddlers can spot all their favourite jungle animals, join in with the catchy refrain and see one mischievous little monkey learn to say sorry! With a gently educational message, a satisfying pop-up ending and lots of jungle animals, Little Monkey is sure to keep young children entertained for hours - and the thick card pages and chunky cased cover make it great for small hands. Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty-five years.

ABC Zoo

ABC Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 21/03/2019

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. ABC Zoo is a first alphabet book with a difference - young children will love lifting the flaps to discover their favourite zoo animals, all the way to Z for zebra. With bright, bold artwork, a simple, engaging text and a whole host of favourite animals, ABC Zoo is the perfect introduction to the alphabet - and the chunky board book format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.

Farm 123

Farm 123

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 21/03/2019

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. Farm 123 is a first numbers book with a difference - young children will love lifting the flaps to discover their favourite farm animals, all the way from one cat to ten naughty rabbits! With bright, bold artwork, a simple, engaging text and a whole host of favourite farm animals, Farm 123 is the perfect introduction to numbers and counting - and the chunky board book format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.

Dear Zoo Snuggle Book

Dear Zoo Snuggle Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Rag book Release Date: 24/01/2019

A super-soft cloth book in a beautiful gift box, based on the bestselling classic Dear Zoo - the perfect gift for babies for any occasion. Created by Rod Campbell for the very youngest animal enthusiasts, the Dear Zoo Snuggle Book features all the animals from the zoo in a super-soft fleece snuggle book. The elephant is too big, the lion is too fierce, the giraffe is too tall . . . but the perfect pet is there somewhere! A favourite with toddlers and parents for over thirty-five years, Dear Zoo is a classic, and this simple cloth edition is the perfect introduction to the much-loved story. Packaged in a high quality patterned gift box, the Dear Zoo Snuggle Book is a thoughtful gift for babies and toddlers.

Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set Puppy

Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set Puppy

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/09/2018

Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike since it was first published in 1982. This beautifully presented gift edition includes a hardback of the classic lift-the-flap book and a soft Dear Zoo puppy toy - great to cuddle whilst reading! Young children will love discovering the animals the zoo has sent - a monkey, a lion and even an elephant! But will they ever manage to send the perfect pet? The Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set is an ideal present for Christmas, birthdays and Christenings.

Dear Zoo and Friends Audio

Dear Zoo and Friends Audio

Author: Rod Campbell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/05/2018

I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . . Rod Campbell's classic story Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Now you and your toddler can listen to a dramatised version of the story and sing along with the Dear Zoo Song. Young children will love discovering the animals the zoo has sent - a monkey, a lion and even an elephant! But will they ever manage to send the perfect pet? Three other favourite stories by bestselling author Rod Campbell are also included on the Dear Zoo & Friends CD: join in with all your favourite farm animal noises as you listen to Oh Dear!, join Sam and his friends at his birthday party in My Presents, and help Little Bird discover her own special talent in Little Bird. Then join in with the rhymes, including nursery favourite, Incy Wincy Spider. Dear Zoo and Friends CD is perfect for car journeys and bedtimes.

Oh Dear!

Oh Dear!

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 22/03/2018

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty-five years, and Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike since it was first published in 1983. Buster's staying with Grandma on the farm. But where will he find the eggs for breakfast? Not in the stable - oh dear! Young children will love lifting the flaps as they turn the pages and follow Buster around the farm. With bright, bold artwork, simple, catchy text and a whole host of favourite farm animals, Oh Dear! is a classic story to come back to again and again, and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it great for small hands.

Dear Zoo's Pocket Zoo

Dear Zoo's Pocket Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. With My Pocket Zoo children can meet 19 different zoo animals, including some from the much-loved story. My Pocket Zoo is a fold-out parade of 19 favourite animals that stretches out to over a metre long - and then folds back down to fit snugly in its miniature gift slipcase, perfectly sized to fit into a child's pocket. Young children will love carrying around a whole zoo of animals, naming them all and shouting out their noises. Once unfolded, My Pocket Zoo would also make a great decorative nursery frieze. With bright, bold artwork and fun animal characters, My Pocket Zoo is sure to keep toddlers entertained for hours!

Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks

Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/10/2017

Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. With Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks children can have fun doing six different puzzles featuring all their favourite animals from the original story. Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks includes a board book of the lift-the-flap preschool classic and nine easy-to-use jigsaw cubes that make six different picture puzzles: six puzzles in one, all packaged in a handy gift box. With bright, bold artwork and fun animal characters, Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks is sure to keep toddlers entertained for hours!

Fluffy Kitten

Fluffy Kitten

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 20/04/2017

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. Children will love discovering the different touch and feel textures on every page as they follow kitten around the home in Fluffy Kitten. Stroke kitten's soft fur, feel the smooth goldfish bowl and then lift the tablecloth at the end to find out who is hiding underneath! With bright, bold artwork and an entertaining story about a mischievous kitten, Fluffy Kitten is a perfect first baby animal story book - and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and touch and feel patches make it great for small hands.

Co Tha Siud?

Co Tha Siud?

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2017

At the Park

At the Park

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 23/02/2017

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and is carefully designed to encourage participation and fun. At the Park is a first words book that introduces your child to things they might see out and about. There are clear, bright pictures of all kinds of familiar everyday things to be found in parks and playgrounds, perfect for encouraging recognition and speech development. The carefully-selected photographs are specially chosen to show what objects really look like, helping your child link words to objects and expand their vocabulary. At the Park is a classic point-and-say book, which is sure to become a nursery favourite. Also available in Rod Campbell's Early Starters series: ABC, 123, What's That?, How Many?, My Day, Can You?, Let's Name!, On the Farm and Who's That?

On the Farm

On the Farm

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 23/02/2017

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and is carefully designed to encourage participation and fun. On the Farm is a first words book that introduces your child to favourite farm animals and objects. There are clear, bright pictures of all kinds of familiar farmyard friends, perfect for encouraging recognition and speech development. The carefully-selected photographs are specially chosen to show what objects really look like, helping your child link words to objects and expand their vocabulary. On the Farm is a classic point-and-say book, which is sure to become a nursery favourite. Also available in Rod Campbell's Early Starters series: ABC, 123, What's That?, How Many?, My Day, Can You?, Let's Name!, At the Park and Who's That?

Fluffy Chick

Fluffy Chick

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 22/12/2016

Children will love discovering the different touch and feel textures on every page as they follow chick around the farm and meet all her animal friends in Fluffy Chick. Stroke the woolly lamb, feel the cow's smooth horns and then lift the flap at the end to find out who is hiding under mother hen's wing! Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. His bright, bold artwork, a lift-the-flap ending and a whole host of favourite farm animals, make Fluffy Chick the perfect first farm animal story book. The thick board pages, chunky cased cover and touch and feel patches are great for small hands.

Dear Zoo Book and Storyblocks

Dear Zoo Book and Storyblocks

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Book Release Date: 20/10/2016

Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. With Dear Zoo Book and Story Blocks children can have fun reading the story as they build a giant metre-high tower with their animal blocks. Dear Zoo Book and Story Blocks includes a mini gift hardback of the lift-the-flap preschool classic and ten stacking and nesting blocks featuring everyone's favourite animals from the zoo. Young children will love building a tower as they read the story -- and then knocking it down again! Stacking and nesting help toddlers understand cause and effect and develop hand-eye coordination and early construction skills. They can learn to count from 1 to 10 as they play with the numbered blocks, and recognize different colours and sizes too. With bright, bold artwork and fun animal characters, Dear Zoo Book and Blocks is sure to keep toddlers entertained for hours!

The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book

The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2016

Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with children and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Now even very young children can join in the fun and draw their own zoo! Toddlers will be kept busy for hours drawing, colouring and doodling all the animals from the original story in The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book. It's packed full of simple activities that are perfectly pitched for preschoolers: can you draw bananas for the naughty monkey, or give the fierce lion big sharp teeth? With large square pages, extra thick paper and lots and lots of animals, The Dear Zoo Drawing and Colouring Book is a fun and satisfying introduction to learning to draw.

My Cuddly Friends

My Cuddly Friends

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 31/05/2016

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. Toddlers will love learning about kittens, puppies, rabbits and lambs in My Cuddly Friends, with an animal friend to press out, pop up and play with on every spread. The carrying handle means children can take them with them wherever they go! With bright, colourful artwork and a collection of pets to play with, My Cuddly Friends is a fun and exciting way for toddlers to explore the shapes of their favourite animals. Perfect for children who love animals!

Farm Chase

Farm Chase

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 05/05/2016

Visiting the farm is a favourite activity for many toddlers. This charming book takes us on a chase around the farm including lots of animals to name and many farmyard noises to join in with. Then there's a lovely novelty ending - flaps to lift to find the tiny sleeping mouse. Shhh! A perfect book for sharing with a baby or toddler.

Farm Babies

Farm Babies

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 05/05/2016

A wonderful new board book version of FARM BABIES by the author of Dear Zoo. This charming book has lots of baby animals to see and count, sturdy pages, rounded corners and fluffy chicks to stroke! This really is a must-have for all babies and toddlers!

Animal Rhymes

Animal Rhymes

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 21/04/2016

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. Animal Rhymes is is bursting with rhymes and games to share with your toddler and features both classic and original nursery rhymes from Rod Campbell. With lots of animal friends, and flaps to lift on every page, there's so much to discover - and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it great for small hands.

First Rhymes

First Rhymes

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 21/04/2016

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. Nursery Rhymes is is bursting with rhymes and games to share with your toddler and features both classic and original nursery rhymes from Rod Campbell. With flaps to lift on every page, there's so much to discover - and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it great for small hands.

Who's That?

Who's That?

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 11/02/2016

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over 30 years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and is carefully designed to encourage participation and fun. Who's That? is a first words book that introduces your child to favourite and familiar animals. There are clear, bright pictures of all kinds of animals, perfect for encouraging recognition and speech development. The carefully-selected photographs are specially chosen to show what animals really look like, helping your child link words to images and expand their vocabulary.This classic point-and-say book is sure to become a nursery favourite. Also available: ABC, 123, What's That?, How Many?, My Day, Can You? and Let's Name!

Let's Name!

Let's Name!

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 11/02/2016

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over 30 years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and is carefully designed to encourage participation and fun. Let's Name! is a first words book that introduces your child to household objects from playtime, bedtime, bathtime and mealtimes. There are clear, bright pictures of all kinds of familiar everyday things to be found around the home, perfect for encouraging recognition and speech development. The carefully-selected photographs are specially chosen to show what objects really look like, helping your child link words to objects and expand their vocabulary. This classic point-and-say book is sure to become a nursery favourite. Also available: ABC, 123, What's That?, How Many?, My Day, Can You? and Who's That?

Henry's Ball

Henry's Ball

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 31/12/2015

Rod Campbell has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. In Henry's Ball toddlers can follow Henry the dog as he goes into the garden to find his ball, and spot lots of friendly animals along the way. With bright, bold artwork, a satisfying pop-up ending and lots of familiar animals, Henry's Ball is a hide-and-seek story that is sure to keep young children entertained for hours - and the thick card pages and chunky cased cover make it great for small hands.

Where's Teddy?

Where's Teddy?

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 31/12/2015

Buster and Teddy go everywhere together. Today Buster is helping around the house, but where's Teddy? This search-and-find story from the creator of Dear Zoo is sure to delight young children, with a satisfying lift-the-flap ending and a teddy to spot in every scene! Look out for more novelty books from Rod Campbell: Noisy Farm, Farm 123, ABC Zoo, Oh Dear! and My Presents.

Naughty Henry

Naughty Henry

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2015

I have a dog called Henry. I love him a lot . . . But Henry isn't always a well-behaved dog, and in this story he makes all sorts of mischief: chasing the cat, knocking over the plants and even making a little puddle on the carpet . . . Naughty Henry! Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in preschool books for over thirty years. Meet the lovable Henry in Naughty Henry - a character story book with a text that is a joy to read aloud and a pull-tab on every spread so children can make Henry run, jump and wag his tail. Destined to be a future classic.

Dear Zoo Animal Shapes

Dear Zoo Animal Shapes

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 07/05/2015

Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with children and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Even babies and young toddlers can enjoy the story with Dear Zoo Animal Shapes. Toddlers will love turning the shaped pages of this sturdy board book to discover all the animals from the original story. An elephant? Too big! A giraffe? Too tall! A puppy? Perfect! What will the zoo send you? With bright, colourful artwork and easy-to-turn pages, Dear Zoo Animal Shapes is a fun and exciting way for toddlers to explore the shapes of all their favourite animals. Look out for Oh Dear! Farm Animal Shapes -- a first book of farm animals!

Oh Dear! Farm Animal Shapes

Oh Dear! Farm Animal Shapes

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 07/05/2015

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years - and Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike since it was first published in 1983. Even babies and young toddlers can enjoy the story with Oh Dear! Farm Animal Shapes. Toddlers will love turning the shaped pages of this sturdy board book to discover all the farm animals from the original story. Which one has the eggs for breakfast? Not the cow or the pig -- oh dear! With bright, colourful artwork and easy-to-turn pages, Oh Dear! Farm Animal Shapes is a fun and exciting way for toddlers to explore the shapes of all their favourite animals.

A Shutha Choir

A Shutha Choir

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 30/03/2015

ABC

ABC

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 28/01/2015

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun. ABC is a first alphabet book that introduces your child to letters and sounds. There are chunky, tabbed pages to turn as they learn about the alphabet with the help of a gently rhyming story and a collection of farm and zoo animals. Also available: What's That?, My Day, How Many?, Can You? and 123

123

123

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 28/01/2015

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun. 123 is a first numbers book that introduces your child to counting from one to ten. There are chunky, tabbed pages to turn as they count with the help of a gently rhyming story and a collection of farm animals. Also available: What's That?, My Day, How Many?, Can You?, and ABC

The First Christmas

The First Christmas

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 25/09/2014

From Rod Campbell, the creator of the bestselling Dear Zoo, The First Christmas is a simple, warm retelling of the Christmas story and has easy-to-follow sentences and bright, appealing artwork, making it perfect for young children. Sure to become a family favourite, this is a nativity story to be shared and loved at Christmastime year after year. Presented in a sturdy cased board book, with a beautiful shiny star that toddlers will love on the cover.

What's That?

What's That?

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 27/03/2014

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun. What's That? is a first words book that introduces your child to the names for familiar objects and animals at home and outdoors. There are chunky, tabbed pages to turn, a helpful rhyming text and colour matching too. Also available: My Day, How Many?, Can You?, ABC and 123

My Day

My Day

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 27/03/2014

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun. My Day supports your child in learning the names of objects familiar to them from their busy day. Each page has items to name and search for in the picture - including a teddy to find every time! Also available: What's That?, How Many?, Can You?, ABC and 123

Can You?

Can You?

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 27/03/2014

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun. Can You? is a touch-and-feel book which promotes active participation from your child. By looking, touching and feeling, they will be able to copy the actions of the baby and cat. To 'Can you?' the answer will be 'Yes, I can!' Also available: What's That?, My Day, How Many?, ABC and 123

Farm 123

Farm 123

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. Farm 123 is a first numbers book with a difference - young children will love lifting the flaps to discover their favourite farm animals, all the way from one cat to ten naughty rabbits! With bright, bold artwork, a simple, engaging text and a whole host of favourite farm animals, Farm 123 is the perfect introduction to numbers and counting - and the large paperback format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.

ABC Zoo

ABC Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. ABC Zoo is a first alphabet book with a difference - young children will love lifting the flaps to discover their favourite zoo animals, all the way to Z for zebra. With bright, bold artwork, a simple, engaging text and a whole host of favourite animals, ABC Zoo is the perfect introduction to the alphabet - and the large paperback format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Lift the flaps to unwrap a Christmas present on every page of Dear Santa, a festive book by Rod Campbell, creator of the preschool classic Dear Zoo. Toddlers will love lifting the flaps to discover what Father Christmas has sent, and finding the perfect present at the end. With bright, bold artwork and a touch-and-feel surprise, Dear Santa is the ideal Christmas gift for fans of Dear Zoo.

Dear Zoo Spin and Say

Dear Zoo Spin and Say

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2013

Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Very young fans will love this brilliant early learning spinner book. Dear Zoo Spin and Say is a unique board book, which features two spinners inside. It is perfect for teaching simple concepts and first words, including numbers and colours. The sturdy pages are packed with everyone's favourite animal friends from Dear Zoo, as well as new wild animals and pets, and there's a different question on every spread. How many? Who's that animal? What colour? Simply spin the wheel, point and say!

My Zoo

My Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 28/05/2013

Come on in and meet all the animals! From the large grey elephant and the stripy zebra, to the bouncy kangaroo and the big friendly hippo, this great-value board book contains sixteen popular zoo animals. In Rod Campbell's My Zoo you can learn their names and then discover their different shapes and sizes as you turn the chunky die-cut pages. A classic theme in a satisfying new format by the creator of the worldwide bestselling lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo. The perfect way to introduce your children to the wonder and variety of wild animals!

The Pop-Up Dear Zoo

The Pop-Up Dear Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2013

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. This pop-up edition of the story is packed full of exciting surprises and retains all the charm of the original. Lift the flaps on every page of The Pop-Up Dear Zoo to discover what the zoo has sent and see all your favourite animals spring to life! You can find a very tall giraffe, a fierce lion with real bite and a very jumpy frog, but will the zoo send the perfect pet in the end? With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a pop-up surprise on every page, The Pop-Up Dear Zoo is a must for every child's bookshelf.

Baby Animals Shaped Buggy Book

Baby Animals Shaped Buggy Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 14/02/2013

Even very little toddlers will love turning the animal shaped pages of Rod Campbell's Baby Animals Shaped Buggy Book and discovering all the different shapes and sizes of these cute baby animals. A fun way for young children to explore shape and colour, this charming little book from the author of Dear Zoo will keep children entertained on the go. Use the handy strap and clip to attach this sturdy board book to your buggy and take it with you wherever you go!

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 11/10/2012

Lift the flaps to unwrap a Christmas present on every page of Dear Santa, a festive book by Rod Campbell, creator of the preschool classic Dear Zoo. Toddlers will love lifting the flaps to discover what Father Christmas has sent, and finding the perfect present at the end. With bright, bold artwork and a touch-and-feel surprise, Dear Santa is the ideal Christmas gift for fans of Dear Zoo.

Dear Zoo Touch and Feel Book

Dear Zoo Touch and Feel Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2012

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Children can really join in the story with this interactive touch-and-feel book. What will the zoo send you? Inside the Dear Zoo Touch and Feel Book you'll find a frog with icky sticky feet, a snake with a lumpy bumpy basket, and an elephant with great big ears -- but watch out for the lion's teeth! This wonderful touch-and-feel book brings the beloved story of Dear Zoo to glorious 3D life. With a different texture for every animal and colourful artwork throughout, there's a whole zoo full of fun to entertain and delight both newcomers and fans of the classic story.

Spin and Say A First Words Book

Spin and Say A First Words Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 05/07/2012

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. Spin and Say is a unique board book which features two spinners inside, and is perfect for teaching simple concepts and first words, from colours and counting to farm and jungle animals -- and even everyday household objects. Who's that animal? What colour is that flower? How many crayons are there? And what's that noise? Simply spin the wheel, point and say! A brilliant interactive early learning book to come back to again and again.

Dinosaur Shaped Buggy Book

Dinosaur Shaped Buggy Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 05/07/2012

Rod Campbell's delightful Dinosaur Shaped Buggy Book is a fun baby book that will appeal to fans of Campbell's much loved classic, Dear Zoo. Even very little toddlers will love turning the dino-shaped pages of this buggy book and discovering all the different shapes and sizes of these dinosaurs. Use the handy strap and clip to attach this sturdy board book to your buggy and take it with you wherever you go!

Buster's Zoo

Buster's Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 10/05/2012

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. The much-loved Buster from the bestselling Oh Dear! returns in Rod Campbell's Buster's Zoo. Toddlers will love exploring the zoo and discovering their favourite animals in this touch-and-feel board book. With bright, bold artwork, lots of touch-and-feel textures and a special lift-the-flap surprise, Buster's Zoo is sure to delight young children - and the thick board pages and chunky cased cover make it great for small hands.

Dear Zoo Noisy Book

Dear Zoo Noisy Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2011

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. With Dear Zoo Noisy Book children can join in the story with eight interactive sound buttons. Dear Zoo Noisy Book is an interactive play-along edition of the preschool classic. Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent, and then pressing the sound buttons to bring the story to noisy life: hear the lion roar and the puppy bark! With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and eight animal noises, the Dear Zoo Noisy Book is sure to keep toddlers entertained for hours - perfect for joining in!

My First Nativity Set

My First Nativity Set

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Novelty book Release Date: 07/10/2011

By the creator of DEAR ZOO, this set is a beautiful introduction to the story of the Nativity. First read the picture book, which retells the miracle of the first Christmas with easy to follow sentences and bright, appealing artwork, all perfectly pitched for children. Then, after listening to the story, toddlers will delight in creating their very own manger scene. The standalone pieces are easy to assemble (no cutting or gluing required), and sturdy enough to be played with by even the littlest hands. The scene includes everyone from the holy family and the three kings, to the shepherds and their animal friends. There's even a star of Bethlehem in shining silver foil! After Christmas, both book and manger scene can be stored safely away in the special case and enjoyed year after year.

Dear Zoo Animal Shapes Buggy Book

Dear Zoo Animal Shapes Buggy Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2011

Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with children and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Even babies and young toddlers can enjoy the story with the Dear Zoo Animal Shapes Buggy Book. Use the handy strap and clip to attach this sturdy board book to your buggy and take it wherever you go! Even the very youngest Dear Zoo fans will love turning the shaped pages and discovering all their favourite animals over and over again. An elephant? Too big! A giraffe? Too tall! A puppy? Perfect! What will the zoo send you? With bright, colourful artwork and easy-to-turn pages, the Dear Zoo Animal Shapes Buggy Book is a fun and exciting introduction to animals for the very youngest Dear Zoo fans.

Buster's Birthday

Buster's Birthday

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2011

In Buster's Birthday, Buster, Rod Campbell's much-loved character, is celebrating his birthday with a party and lots of presents. This fun title features simple, appealing illustrations, large sturdy flaps and the ultimate surprise ending -- a take-out-and-read miniature book. Children will love sharing Buster's birthday excitement by lifting the flaps to reveal all his wonderful birthday presents!

Dear Zoo Little Library

Dear Zoo Little Library

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/11/2010

Rod Campbell's lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. This slipcase of miniature board books based on the much-loved preschool classic is perfect for a new generation of very young children. Dear Zoo Little Library is packed with favourite animals, from puppies and kittens to lions and penguins, and contains four sturdy books which introduce key early learning concepts - Numbers and Colours - as well as toddlers' favourite creatures - Pets and Wild Animals.

ABC Zoo

ABC Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 03/09/2010

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. ABC Zoo is a first alphabet book with a difference - toddlers will love lifting the flaps to discover their favourite zoo animals, all the way to Z for zebra. With bright, bold artwork, a simple, engaging text and a whole host of favourite animals, ABC Zoo is the perfect introduction to the alphabet - and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it great for small hands.

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 02/07/2010

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent - a monkey, a lion and even an elephant! But will they ever manage to send the perfect pet? With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child's bookshelf - and the thick card pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it perfect for small hands.

Dear Zoo Buggy Book

Dear Zoo Buggy Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 04/06/2010

Rod Campbell's preschool classic Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with children and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Babies and young toddlers can enjoy the fun of the story with the Dear Zoo Buggy Book. Use the handy strap and clip to attach this sturdy board book to your buggy and take it wherever you go! Even the very youngest Dear Zoo fans can discover all their favourite animals from the original story. An elephant? Too big! A giraffe? Too tall! A puppy? Perfect! What will the zoo send you?

I'm Hungry!

I'm Hungry!

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2010

Who's the hungriest animal of them all? Find out in this touch-and-feel book for the very young -- but watch out for the surprise ending! From Rod Campbell, the author of Dear Zoo, I'm Hungry! is a delightful interactive book that will keep young children engaged, as they learn about what different animals like to eat.

Buster's Farm

Buster's Farm

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2010

Join Buster for a busy day as he visits all his farm animal friends. Very young children will love lifting the flaps and stroking the different animals as they turn the pages.

Oh Dear!

Oh Dear!

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2010

Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years - and Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike since it was first published in 1983. Buster's staying with Grandma on the farm. But where will he find the eggs for breakfast? Not in the stable -- oh dear! Young children will love lifting the flaps as they turn the pages and follow Buster around the farm. With bright, bold artwork, a simple, catchy text and a whole host of favourite farm animals, Oh Dear! is a classic story to come back to again and again - and the large paperback format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 04/12/2009

A letter to the zoo asking for a pet results in a succession being dispatched - all of them containing highly unsuitable pets! All, of course, except the last one . . . The sturdy flaps, lively illustrations and engaging text in this charming book are sure to entertain and delight.

Dear Zoo Big Book

Dear Zoo Big Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2009

'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers, teachers and parents ever since it was first published in 1982. Dear Zoo Big Book is a special, extra-large edition that is perfect for classroom use. Children will enjoy finding out who is hiding under the flaps and discovering the different animals the zoo has sent - all in search of the perfect pet. With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, Dear Zoo Big Book is a classic to come back to again and again, and a must for every classroom.

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 02/10/2009

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 the perfect present in the end!

Dear Zoo Mini Edition

Dear Zoo Mini Edition

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2009

A letter to the zoo asking for a pet results in a succession being dispatched - all of the deliveries containing highly unsuitable pets! All, of course, except the last one . . .

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 02/02/2007

A classic children's book has been given a new look! Campbell Books is proud to present an updated version of Rod Campbell's DEAR ZOO. For its 25th anniversary, the book has been given a fresh new look that is sure to entertain and delight a whole new generation of young readers. The sturdy flaps, lively illustrations and engaging text in this charming book about wanting to find the perfect pet are sure to keep the title going strong for another 25 years!

My Farm

My Farm

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/1998

Take your toddler on a trip around the farm, with something to touch and feel or cloth flaps to lift on each page of this padded cloth book. There is a lamb to stroke and a piglet to squeak.

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/1985

What kind of pet would you like from the zoo? An elephant, a lion, a snake - or something a bit smaller, and cuddlier and playful? Lift the flaps and see what has been sent - it's bound to be a surprise! And just when you think they'll NEVER get it right, they send the very best, most perfect pet of all . . . A bestselling lift-the-flap book for more than twenty-five years, Dear Zoo is a perennial favourite and is regarded as a classic.

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