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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

Little Monkey!

Little Monkey!

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 16/05/2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Pop-Up Dear Zoo

The Pop-Up Dear Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

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.

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! 35th Anniversary Edition

Oh Dear! 35th Anniversary Edition

3+ readers

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

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