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  • 5 stars across 14 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)
    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

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    31st December 2015

    Henry's Ball

    Rod Campbell has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty years. In Henry's Ball toddlers can foll... More

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    1st July 2013

    Its Mine!

    Lulu and Baby Bear are having great fun together in their tiger den. But when Lulu wants to play with Baby Bear's new ... More

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    11th February 2016

    Let's Name!

    Rod Campbell, the creator of Dear Zoo , has been a trusted name in early learning for over 30 years and Macmillan i... More

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    31st December 2015

    Where's Teddy?

    Buster and Teddy go everywhere together. Today Buster is helping around the house, but where's Teddy? This search-a... More

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    26th March 1999

    Baby's Fluffy Friends

    Babies can touch rabbits and meet playful kittens in this touch and feel book. There's also a puppy, a lamb and a chick.... More

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    31st May 2016

    My Cuddly Friends

    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 October 1995

    Lift-the-flap Nursery Book

    This charming paperback, with sturdy card pages, is bursting with traditional and familiar nursery rhymes, all illustrat... More

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    1st August 1997

    Noisy Frogs

    Made from foam-filled vinyl, this bath book is suitable for babies, aged six months and above. With the concertina pages... More

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