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Rod Campbell - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

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

Other books by Rod Campbell

Where's Teddy?

Where's Teddy?

Author: Rod Campbell Illustrator: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 09/07/2020

Join in the fun with Where's Teddy? and help find Teddy on every page in this fun lift-the-flap book from the bestselling creator of preschool classic, Dear Zoo. Buster and Teddy go everywhere together. Buster is busy helping out around the house, from baking in the kitchen to helping with the gardening, but where is Teddy hiding? 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 including: Oh Dear!, Noisy Farm, My Presents, ABC Zoo and Farm 123.

My Cuddly Friends

My Cuddly Friends

Author: Rod Campbell Illustrator: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 31/05/2016

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. Toddlers will love learning about kittens, puppies, rabbits and lambs in My Cuddly Friends, with an animal friend to press out, pop up and play with on every spread. The carrying handle means children can take them with them wherever they go! With bright, colourful artwork and a collection of pets to play with, My Cuddly Friends is a fun and exciting way for toddlers to explore the shapes of their favourite animals. Perfect for children who love animals!

Let's Name!

Let's Name!

Author: Rod Campbell Illustrator: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 11/02/2016

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over 30 years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and is carefully designed to encourage participation and fun. Let's Name! is a first words book that introduces your child to household objects from playtime, bedtime, bathtime and mealtimes. There are clear, bright pictures of all kinds of familiar everyday things to be found around the home, perfect for encouraging recognition and speech development. The carefully-selected photographs are specially chosen to show what objects really look like, helping your child link words to objects and expand their vocabulary. This classic point-and-say book is sure to become a nursery favourite. Also available: ABC, 123, What's That?, How Many?, My Day, Can You? and Who's That?

Who's That?

Who's That?

Author: Rod Campbell Illustrator: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 11/02/2016

Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over 30 years and Macmillan is proud to publish Early Starters, his 'first concepts' series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and is carefully designed to encourage participation and fun. Who's That? is a first words book that introduces your child to favourite and familiar animals. There are clear, bright pictures of all kinds of animals, perfect for encouraging recognition and speech development. The carefully-selected photographs are specially chosen to show what animals really look like, helping your child link words to images and expand their vocabulary.This classic point-and-say book is sure to become a nursery favourite. Also available: ABC, 123, What's That?, How Many?, My Day, Can You? and Let's Name!

Henry's Ball

Henry's Ball

Author: Rod Campbell Illustrator: Rod Campbell Format: Board book Release Date: 31/12/2015

Rod Campbell has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. In Henry's Ball toddlers can follow Henry the dog as he goes into the garden to find his ball, and spot lots of friendly animals along the way. With bright, bold artwork, a satisfying pop-up ending and lots of familiar animals, Henry's Ball is a hide-and-seek story that is sure to keep young children entertained for hours - and the thick card pages and chunky cased cover make it great for small hands.

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http://www.rodcampbell.co.uk/

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