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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

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2020

Open the presents and find out what Santa has sent in this fun lift-the-flap Christmas book from the bestselling 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, a simple, engaging text and a touch-and-feel surprise ending, Dear Santa by Rod Campbell is the ideal Christmas gift for fans of Dear Zoo - and the chunky board book format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.

Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set Lion

Dear Zoo Book and Toy Gift Set Lion

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/09/2020

This beautifully presented gift set includes a mini paperback edition of the classic lift-the-flap favourite, Dear Zoo, and a cuddly lion plush - the perfect Christmas gift! 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. 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 includes a mini paperback edition of the classic story and a soft Dear Zoo lion toy - great to cuddle whilst reading! This gorgeous gift set is an ideal present for Christmas, birthdays and christenings.

Where's Teddy?

Where's Teddy?

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 09/07/2020

Join in the fun with Where's Teddy? and help find Teddy on every page in this fun lift-the-flap book from the bestselling creator of preschool classic, Dear Zoo. Buster and Teddy go everywhere together. Buster is busy helping out around the house, from baking in the kitchen to helping with the gardening, but where is Teddy hiding? 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 including: Oh Dear!, Noisy Farm, My Presents, ABC Zoo and Farm 123.

Dear Zoo Picture Book and CD

Dear Zoo Picture Book and CD

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Book Release Date: 09/06/2020

The bestselling children's classic, Dear Zoo, with an audio CD of the story read by the creator, Rod Campbell, and renowned actress Caroline Quentin. '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, and this includes the classic book and a CD with half an hour of zoo-based storytelling from Rod Campbell and Caroline Quentin. Featuring fun readings of the story, read-along versions, as well as some animal noises to join in with and the Dear Zoo Song! Young children will love lifting the flaps and listening along 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.

First Rhymes

First Rhymes

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 31/03/2020

There's lots of fun to be had with this collection of first rhymes from the bestselling creator of preschool classic, Dear Zoo - with flaps to lift on every page. Featuring much-loved classic nursery rhymes such as 'Incy Wincy Spider' and 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' as well as a selection of original rhymes from Rod Campbell, First Rhymes is packed full of fun rhymes to share with your toddler. With flaps to lift on every page and lots of things to spot, this chunky board book is perfect for little hands. Look out for more novelty books from Rod Campbell including: Oh Dear!, Noisy Farm, My Presents, ABC Zoo and Farm 123.

Animal Rhymes

Animal Rhymes

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 31/03/2020

Join in the fun with this collection of lift-the-flap animal rhymes from the bestselling creator of preschool classic, Dear Zoo. Featuring much-loved classic rhymes 'Little Miss Muffet' and 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' as well as a selection of original nursery rhymes from Rod Campbell, Animal Rhymes is bursting with fun rhymes and games to share with your toddler. With lots of animal friends and flaps to lift on every page, there's so much to discover - and the chunky board book format and sturdy card flaps make this perfect for small hands. Look out for more novelty books from Rod Campbell including: Oh Dear!, Noisy Farm, My Presents, ABC Zoo and Farm 123.

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.

My Presents

My Presents

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 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.

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https://www.rodcampbell.co.uk/

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