Rod Campbell

Rod Campbell has written and illustrated many innovative children’s books including classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo, bestselling board book Oh Dear! and a series of titles featuring much-loved preschool character Buster. Ingeniously simple, with touches of gentle humour, Rod’s books are loved by children, parents and teachers alike.


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Rod Campbell Books

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    Dear Zoo (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo has been published in a sturdy board book format to suit very young children. The lively illustrations, simple story and engaging lift-the-flap fun guarantee the book's toddler appeal.

    With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
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    Dear Zoo Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Rod Campbell

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    Wild animals, colours, numbers and pets feature in this first little bag of board books featuring Rod Campbell's classic Dear Zoo artwork.

    The four books are the perfect size for little hands to hold and they will provide hours of fun and entertainment as children start to recognise the subjects and love books.

    Format: board book
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    Dear Zoo Buggy Book (Board)

    Rod Campbell

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    One of Rod Campell's best loved children's picture books, Dear Zoo, has been adapted to win even more fans! A letter written to the zoo requesting a pet returns a series of large, scary and unsuitable pets until finally the perfect pet is despatched.

    Toddlers and babies will have great fun guessing the next crazy offering from the zoo and turning the chunky pages of this mini board book themselves. Suitable from 0+.
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    Oh Dear! 35th Anniversary Edition (Other)

    Rod Campbell

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    From Rod Campbell, the author of Dear Zoo, Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents since it was first published 35 years ago.

    It tells the story of Buster, who's gone to stay with his grandma on the farm. He needs to find some eggs for breakfast, but when he ends up in the stable, he realises he's in the wrong place. Toddlers will love lifting the flaps as they turn the pages and follow Buster all around the farm.

    With its interactive approach, bright artwork, simple text and chunky pages, this is a brilliantly sturdy and fun book for any child who loves the animals of the farm.
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    Oh Dear! 35th Anniversary Edition (Other)

    Rod Campbell

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    Rod Campbell, the creator of the preschool lift-the-flap classic Dear Zoo, has been a trusted name in early learning for over thirty-five years, and Oh Dear! has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike since it was first published in 1983.Buster's staying with Grandma on the farm. But where will he find the eggs for breakfast? Not in the stable - oh dear! Young children will love lifting the flaps as they turn the pages and follow Buster around the farm. With bright, bold artwork, simple, catchy text and a whole host of favourite farm animals, Oh Dear! is a classic story to come back to again and again, and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it great for small hands.
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    Dear Zoo (Paperback)

    Rod Campbell

    Rod Campbell's bestselling and much loved classic picture book, Dear Zoo. What kind of pet would you like from the zoo? An elephant, a lion, a snake - or something a bit smaller, and cuddlier and playful? Lift the flaps and see what has been sent - it's bound to be a surprise! And just when you think they'll never get it right, they send the very best, most perfect pet of all...A bestselling lift-the-flap book for more than twenty-five years, Dear Zoo is a perennial favourite and is regarded as a classic. Rod Campbell is the creator of many brilliant novelty books for babies and toddlers including ABC Zoo, Farm Babies, Farm Chase, Farm 123 and Noisy Farm as well as Dear Zoo, regarded as a classic. Other books by Rod Campbell: Dear Santa; Dear Zoo; ABC Zoo; Oh Dear!; It's Mine!; I'm Hungry!; I Won't Bite!; Baby's Busy Book; My Presents; Noisy Farm; Farm 123; Farm Babies; Buster's Day; Buster's Zoo; Here's Buster, but Where's Teddy?; Buster Goes to Playschool; Buster Gets Dressed; Buster Keeps Warm; Buster's Bedtim; The Pop-Up Farm; and, The Pop-Up Jungle.
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    Farm Chase (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    Visiting the farm is a favourite activity for many toddlers. This charming book takes us on a chase around the farm including lots of animals to name and many farmyard noises to join in with. Then there's a lovely novelty ending - flaps to lift to find the tiny sleeping mouse. Shhh! A perfect book for sharing with a baby or toddler.
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    Dear Zoo Noisy Book (Hardback)

    Rod Campbell

    Lift-the-flaps and press the 8 interactive sound buttons to see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet - in the end! This amazing, interactive play-along edition of "Dear Zoo" brings the classic story to noisy life: hear the lion roar and the puppy bark! Sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours this noisy book is a must for all "Dear Zoo" fans.
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    First Rhymes (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    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. Nursery Rhymes is is bursting with rhymes and games to share with your toddler and features both classic and original nursery rhymes from Rod Campbell. With flaps to lift on every page, there's so much to discover - and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and sturdy flaps make it great for small hands.
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  • AMDHQ Toddlers

    Early Starters: 123 (Board)

    Rod Campbell

    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 uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun. 123 is a first numbers book that introduces your child to counting from one to ten. There are chunky, tabbed pages to turn as they count with the help of a gently rhyming story and a collection of farm animals. Also available: ABC, WHAT'S THAT?, HOW MANY?, MY DAY and CAN YOU?
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    Early Starters: My Day (Board)

    Rod Campbell

    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 major new series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun. MY DAY supports your child in learning the names of objects familiar to them from their busy day. Each page has items to name and search for in the picture - including a teddy to find every time!
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    ABC Zoo (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    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. ABC Zoo is a first alphabet book with a difference - young children will love lifting the flaps to discover their favourite zoo animals, all the way to Z for zebra. With bright, bold artwork, a simple, engaging text and a whole host of favourite animals, ABC Zoo is the perfect introduction to the alphabet - and the chunky board book format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.
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    Dear Santa (Board)

    Rod Campbell

    A letter to Santa asking for a Christmas present starts off a merry chain of gift-wrapping, but nothing seems quite right and each time he thinks better of his choice. Lift the flaps to unwrap a present and find out how Santa chooses the perfect gift. There's a special surprise at the end!
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    Fluffy Chick (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    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. Children will love discovering the different touch and feel textures on every page as they follow chick around the farm and meet all her animal friends in Fluffy Chick. Stroke the woolly lamb, feel the cow's smooth horns and then lift the flap at the end to find out who is hiding under mother hen's wing! With bright, bold artwork, a lift-the-flap ending and a whole host of favourite farm animals, Fluffy Chick is a perfect first farm animal story book - and the thick board pages, chunky cased cover and touch and feel patches make it great for small hands.
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  • AEAVQ 3 years +

    Dear Zoo Little Library (Board)

    Rod Campbell

    This is Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book. "Dear Zoo" has delighted toddlers for almost thirty years, and now this slipcase of board books based on the much-loved story is perfect for a new generation of very young children. Packed with favourite animals, from puppies and kittens to lions and penguins, these sturdy books introduce key early learning concepts and toddlers' favourite creatures - Numbers, Colours, Pets and Wild Animals.
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    Dear Zoo (Other)

    Rod Campbell

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    I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet ...This classic lift-the-flap book has been a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982. Now reissued as a sturdy casebound board book, it is perfect for little hands.
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    Early Starters: What's That? (Board)

    Rod Campbell

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    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 major new series for toddlers. Every book in the series supports the learning and discovery of a key theme and uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun. WHAT'S THAT? is a first words book that introduces your child to the names for familiar objects and animals at home and outdoors. There are chunky, tabbed pages to turn, a helpful rhyming text and colour matching too!
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    Early Starters: Let's Name! (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    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.
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    Dinosaur Shaped Buggy Book (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    Even very little toddlers will love turning the die-cut pages of this buggy book and discovering all the different shapes and sizes of these dinosaurs. Use the handy strap and clip to attach this sturdy board book to your buggy and take it with you wherever you go!
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    Baby Animals Shaped Buggy Book (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    Even very little toddlers will love turning the die-cut pages of this buggy book and discovering all the different shapes and sizes of these cute baby animals. Use the handy strap and clip to attach this sturdy board book to your buggy and take it with you wherever you go!
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    Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. With Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks children can have fun doing six different puzzles featuring all their favourite animals from the original story.Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks includes a board book of the lift-the-flap preschool classic and nine easy-to-use jigsaw cubes that make six different picture puzzles: six puzzles in one, all packaged in a handy gift box.With bright, bold artwork and fun animal characters, Dear Zoo Book and Puzzle Blocks is sure to keep toddlers entertained for hours!
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    The Pop-Up Dear Zoo (Paperback)

    Rod Campbell

    "I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . ."Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo is a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike. This interactive pop-up edition retains all the charm of the original story and is packed full of exciting surprises. Young children will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent - a very tall giraffe, a fierce lion and even a very jumpy frog. Will the zoo ever manage to send the perfect pet?With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain and a whole host of favourite animals, The Pop-Up Dear Zoo is a must for every child's bookshelf.
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    Little Mouse (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    A fantastic farmyard story from the bestselling creator of Dear Zoo, with flaps to lift and tabs to pull on every page. Follow the little mouse's journey hurrying home across the farm and discover a host of farmyard animals, from the pig rolling in the mud to the duck looking for something to eat. But watch out for the farmyard cat . . . With bright, bold artwork introducing a whole host of favourite farmyard animals, Little Mouse by Rod Campbell is a wonderful addition to any child's bookshelf.
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    Little Monkey! (Other)

    Rod Campbell

    Meet a monkey in a jungle!

    Dear Zoo author Rod Campbell's beautiful book has a pop-up surprise as children join Little Monkey as he gets up to mischief and says BOO! to giraffe.

    This gently educational book has flowing text, thick card pages and a chunky cased cover to withstand even the most enthusiastic of toddlers!
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