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Rod Campbell (1) (1945–)

Author of Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book

For other authors named Rod Campbell, see the disambiguation page.

133 Works 4,846 Members 65 Reviews

About the Author

Rod Campbell was born on May 4, 1945 in Scotland. He was brought up in Zimbabwe and returned to Britain where he completed a doctorate in organic chemistry. In 1980 he became involved in children's publishing where he began designing innovative books with interactive elements and repetitive show more phrases.In 1987 he founded Campbell Blackie Books in partnership with his publisher Blackie. Campbell's most famous work is Dear Zoo, first published in 1982. Enormously popular among the under 5s in Britain, it has been translated into several languages and published in a number of formats. In 2014 his title, Dear Zoo: From the Zoo, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book (1982) 3,009 copies
Oh Dear! (1983) 266 copies
Dear Santa (2004) 179 copies
Noisy Farm (1990) 118 copies
It's Mine! (1987) 80 copies
Aussie Animals (1988) 74 copies
Farm 123 (1996) 68 copies
ABC Zoo (1984) 67 copies
My Presents (1988) 52 copies
I Won't Bite! (1992) 37 copies
Buster's Day (1988) 33 copies
Dear Zoo Animal Shapes (2012) 31 copies
Lift-the-flap Nursery Book (1993) 31 copies
Lift-the-flap Animal Book (1991) 29 copies
Buster Gets Dressed (1988) 29 copies
Buster's Farm (2009) 20 copies
Creepy things (1996) 19 copies
Scary things (1996) 18 copies
I'm Hungry (2004) 16 copies
My Zoo (1995) 16 copies
My Day (Picture Lions) (1986) 15 copies
Farm Babies (1600) 14 copies
Our Jungle (2008) 14 copies
Buster Keeps Warm (1988) 14 copies
I'm Not Scary! (2007) 12 copies
Early Starters: 123 (1987) 12 copies
Animal Rhymes (2016) 12 copies
Where's Teddy? (2016) 12 copies
The Pop-Up Jungle (1995) 12 copies
Goodnight, Buster! (2010) 11 copies
Dear Zoo Buggy Book (2010) 9 copies
The Pop-up Pet Shop (1989) 9 copies
This Baby (1997) 9 copies
Buster's Bedtime (1985) 8 copies
Lift-the-Flap! ABC (1980) 8 copies
Buster's Birthday (2008) 7 copies
The Pop-Up Farm (1995) 7 copies
Let's Look Inside a Coach (1996) 7 copies
Henry's Ball (1995) 6 copies
Fluffy Kitten (2017) 6 copies
Noah's Ark Play Set (2009) 4 copies
A Simple Rhyming A. B. C. (1991) 4 copies
The First Christmas (2014) 4 copies
Can You? (Early Starters) (2014) 4 copies
My Stand Up Farm Animals (1991) 4 copies
Little Monkey (2019) 4 copies
Naughty Henry (2015) 4 copies
Numbers (Little Learners) (1988) 4 copies
My Stand Up Baby Animals (1991) 3 copies
Zoo Animals (2005) 3 copies
From Gran (1984) 3 copies
Dear Zoo Spin and Say (2013) 3 copies
Colours (Little Learners) (1988) 3 copies
Garden Animals (2006) 2 copies
Come into the garden! (1994) 2 copies
I'm a Mechanic (1988) 2 copies
Little Bird (1995) 2 copies
Buster Goes to Playschool (1998) 2 copies
Little Mouse (2019) 1 copy
Henry (1993) 1 copy
Henry in the Park (1991) 1 copy
Noah's Ark (2008) 1 copy
Naar bed 1 copy
Speed! (Pocket Wheels) (1985) 1 copy
Buster's Afternoon (1984) 1 copy
Les bêtes en couleurs (1999) 1 copy
Misty (1993) 1 copy
All Dressed Up: Frieze (1981) 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1945-05-04
Gender
male
Nationality
Australia
Birthplace
Scotland, UK
Places of residence
Zimbabwe

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Reviews

 
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BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
This just sends me back to kindergarten again. Initially got it for teaching a class, but didn't use it. Also, why are all the animals male?
 
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Elise3105 | 52 other reviews | Aug 13, 2023 |
I don't love the messaging that if something isn't perfect, we send it back, but both Ms and Mx like this book. Lift up flaps and repetition are a big hit with the kiddos. Ms especially loved this book and would often request to sleep with it in his crib.
 
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Mx2018 | 52 other reviews | Aug 13, 2023 |
 
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Works
133
Members
4,846
Popularity
#5,183
Rating
4.0
Reviews
65
ISBNs
513
Languages
17

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