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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 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

Fluffy Chick

Fluffy Chick

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 29/12/2016

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.

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!

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.

A Shutha Choir

A Shutha Choir

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

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