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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

Farm Chase

Farm Chase

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 05/05/2021

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.

Look After Us

Look After Us

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2021

Lift the flaps to meet elephants, tigers, orangutans and more in Look After Us, a first book about endangered animals by Rod Campbell, creator of the bestselling preschool classic Dear Zoo. Toddlers will love lifting the flaps to discover five different endangered animals in their natural habitats. With a special fold-out ending that shows what a difference conservation has made to whales, Look After Us has a positive message about how to look after our world and the animals that live in it. With flaps to lift, a simple text with a repeating pattern and bright, bold artwork, Look After Us is the perfect introduction to conservation for young children who are fans of Dear Zoo.

Fluffy Chick

Fluffy Chick

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 18/02/2021

Meet all your favourite springtime farm animals in Fluffy Chick, a fun touch-and-feel farm animal book from the creator of the bestselling preschool classic, Dear Zoo. Follow Chick around the farm and meet all her animal friends: 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! This touch-and-feel springtime story from the creator of Dear Zoo is sure to delight young children, with different textures to discover, a lift-the-flap ending and a whole host of favourite farm animals to meet, including a little chick with fluffy yellow feathers - the perfect Easter treat. Look out for more novelty books from Rod Campbell including: Oh Dear!, Noisy Farm, My Presents, ABC Zoo and Farm 123.

Our Jungle

Our Jungle

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 04/02/2021

This first book of jungle animals from the creator of Dear Zoo is sure to delight young children, with a big fold-out surprise ending and lots of animals to meet. 'We need some long grass, tall trees, an enormous elephant, lots of noisy monkeys and all kinds of creepy crawlies . . .' What else do you need to make a jungle? Find out in Our Jungle, with a simple, engaging text and appealing illustrations of favourite jungle animals. Look out for more novelty books from Rod Campbell including Look After Us, a first book about endangered animals.

Dear Zoo Noisy Book

Dear Zoo Noisy Book

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2021

'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!

Noisy Farm 30th Anniversary Edition

Noisy Farm 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 03/02/2021

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.

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.

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

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