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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

Oh Dear! Farm Animal Shapes

Oh Dear! Farm Animal Shapes

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 07/05/2015

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 - and Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike since it was first published in 1983. Even babies and young toddlers can enjoy the story with Oh Dear! Farm Animal Shapes. Toddlers will love turning the shaped pages of this sturdy board book to discover all the farm animals from the original story. Which one has the eggs for breakfast? Not the cow or the pig -- oh dear! With bright, colourful artwork and easy-to-turn pages, Oh Dear! Farm Animal Shapes is a fun and exciting way for toddlers to explore the shapes of all their favourite animals.

A Shutha Choir

A Shutha Choir

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

The First Christmas

The First Christmas

Author: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 25/09/2014

From Rod Campbell, the creator of the bestselling Dear Zoo, The First Christmas is a simple, warm retelling of the Christmas story and has easy-to-follow sentences and bright, appealing artwork, making it perfect for young children. Sure to become a family favourite, this is a nativity story to be shared and loved at Christmastime year after year. Presented in a sturdy cased board book, with a beautiful shiny star that toddlers will love on the cover.

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

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