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  • 5 stars across 139 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

    Lift the flaps and join in the fun with Rod Campbell's classic, Dear Zoo , with a host of favourite zoo animals a... 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

    (47 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

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    22nd March 2018

    Oh Dear!: A lift-the-flap book

    A lift-the-flap farmyard story from Rod Campbell, the creator of the bestselling preschool classic, Dear Zoo . ... More

    (13 reviews)
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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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    9th January 2020

    Noisy Farm: A lift-the-flap book

    Join Sam the farm dog for a day on the farm to meet lots of animals and their babies in this interactive lift-the-fl... More

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    5th October 2007

    Dear Santa

    A letter to Santa starts off on a merry chain of gift-wrapping, but nothing is quite right and each time, he thinks bett... More

    (8 reviews)
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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

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    1st January 2015

    My Presents

    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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