Rod Campbell

Rod Campbell

Rod Campbell is a Scottish writer and illustrator of several popular children's books including the classic lift-the-flap board book "Dear Zoo".

Born in Scotland in 1945, 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 phrases.

In 1987 he founded Campbell Blackie Books in partnership with his publipular book for the under 5s. A bestseller for 25 years in Britain it has been translated into Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Persian, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Panjabi, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Notable works

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 Bedtime
The Pop-Up Farm
The Pop-Up Jungle

External links

* [http://www.rodcampbell.co.uk/ Official website]
* [http://www.cilip.org.uk/eyln/archive/booknews2.html/ Interview on early years library network]
* [http://www.panmacmillan.com/ Pan Macmillan website]


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