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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

A Shutha Choir

A Shutha Choir

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

My Zoo

My Zoo

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 06/06/2013

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!

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.

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.

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

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