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  • 5 stars across 106 books
    Rod Campbell’s Biography
    Rod Campbell has been writing and illustrating children's books for over 35 years. He is best known for his classic lift-the-flap title Dear Zoo, which has sold over two million copies worldwide. The latest hardback edition of Dear Zoo was published this year to celebrate its 35th anniversary.
     
    Rod also is creator of the much-loved preschool character Buster. His books are popular for preschool children which are ingeniously simple with touches of gentle humour.
     
    Rod Campbell Facts
    Rod Campbell was born in Scotland in 1945 and brought up in Zimbabwe. He returned to Britain where he completed a doctorate in organic chemistry. He moved into publishing in 1980 when he started designing interactive books for babies and toddlers.
     
    In 1987, he founded the Campbell Blackie Books in partnership with his publisher Blackie. Campbell Books was sold in 1995 to Macmillan Publishers.
     
    Our favourite Rod Campbell Book Characters
    Buster – from the Buster series
    All the zoo animals! – from Dear Zoo
     
    Our favourite Rod Campbell Book Quotes
    “Buster loves to visit the bears. They’re having a rest, but baby bear is wide awake!” (Buster’s Zoo)
    2nd July 2010

    Dear Zoo

    'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a f... More

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    1st August 2014

    Dear Santa

    It's December and Santa wants to know what everyone wants for Christmas, as long as you've been good girls and boys! Mic... More

    (43 reviews)
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    1st July 2017

    Farm

    Follow Farmer Ted around his busy farm, as he looks after his animals. Decorate each wonderful picture with the amazing ... More

    (17 reviews)
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    7th September 2017

    Little Monkey

    It's hard being a little monkey in a big troop, in an even bigger jungle - and this little monkey has had enough of al... More

    (17 reviews)
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    7th May 2010

    Oh Dear!

    Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo , has been a trusted name in early learni... More

    (13 reviews)
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    9th January 2020

    Noisy Farm: 30th Anniversary Edition

    Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo , has been a trusted name in early lear... More

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    10th May 2012

    Buster's Zoo

    Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo , has been a trusted name in early learni... More

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    22nd March 2018

    Oh Dear!

    Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo , has been a trusted name in early lear... More

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    1st January 2014

    Noisy Farm

    Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo , has been a trusted name in early learni... More

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    1st January 2014

    ABC Zoo

    Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo , has been a trusted name in early learni... More

    (4 reviews)
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