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Eric Hill

The creator of Spot the Dog, Eric Hill was an author and illustrator who was highly acclaimed for his contributions to children's books - he's widely credited with incorporating the lift-the-flap concept and introducing the concept of 'interactive books for babies'.

Eric was born on 7 September, 1927 in Holloway and started writing about Spot the puppy for his son in 1976. The first Spot book was published in 1980 and he followed this up with many more stories about this lovable dog - it even inspired a cartoon and various merchandise. Eric Hill's books have sold over 60 million copies and been translated into 60 languages. Eeric was awarded and OBE in 2008's New Year Honours list and died on 6 June, 2014.



Eric Hill Books

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    Created by Eric Hill, Spot the dog has entertained generations of toddlers and this sturdy and interactive board book gives little ones the chance to have hours of fun searching under the flaps for him!

    Children will love the repetition of "Is he in the clock? Is he in the box? Is he under the rug?" and will enjoy predicting what's going to happen with the turn of every page!

    A fun and interactive children's book that will be returned to again and again - Spot books never fail to impress.
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    Eric Hill's Spot the dog is one of THE most beloved children's characters and this collection contains eight stories following his adventures and experiences.

    Throughout the books, Spot plays with his favourite toys; heads off to nursery; and has sleigh-loads of fun on a snowy day. These beautiful board books have bold artwork and easy-to-follow plots and will quickly become bedtime favourites.
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    Bigger and brighter than ever before, this paperback edition of the first book starring Spot the dog is full of simple text, colourful pictures and a whole host of flaps to lift .

    Spot is hiding. Will your children be able to find him under the flaps? A favourite ever since it was first published in 1980, this is a book that belongs on your toddler's bookshelf.
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    Spot is playing hide-and-seek with his friends. Lift the sturdy flaps and press the five noisy sound buttons to join in the peek-a-boo fun!
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    Spot Goes to School is a classic Spot book by Eric Hill Spot's first day at school turns out to be an exciting adventure as he and his friends take their first steps into the world of learning. This book is the perfect tool for parents readying themselves and their children for the concept of school, and all the fun that can be had there. Young children can learn along with everyone's favourite puppy, Spot, and his friends. This new, bigger, edition, really brings this classic Spot story to life. Eric Hill was born in North London in 1927 and, apart from a brief period of evacuation, lived there for many years. His career as an artist began when he was employed as a messenger in an art studio and was encouraged to draw. Eric's son was born in 1976 and he began to write stories about a puppy to read to him at bedtime, and so Spot was born. Don't miss any of the other Spot lift-the-flap classics: Where's Spot?; Spot's First Walk; Spot's Birthday Party; Spot's First Christmas; Spot Goes to School; Spot Goes on Holiday; Spot Goes to the Circus; Spot Goes to the Farm; Spot's First Easter; Spot's Baby Sister; Spot Stays Overnight; Spot Goes to the Park; Spot Goes to a Party; Spot Bakes a Cake; Spot Visits his Grandparents; Spot Can Count; Who's There, Spot?; and Spot Says Goodnight.
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    Spot Can Count is a classic Spot book by Eric Hill. In this classic Spot book, flaps on every page reveal an increasing number of surprises as every toddler's favourite puppy, Spot, counts from one to ten, meeting farm animals along the way. One small mouse under some sacks is followed by two squirrels in a tree - all the way to ten cows in a barn. This book is lots of fun and full of surprises - and the perfect early learning tool for children learning to count. This new, bigger, edition, really brings this classic Spot story to life. Eric Hill was born in North London in 1927 and, apart from a brief period of evacuation, lived there for many years. His career as an artist began when he was employed as a messenger in an art studio and was encouraged to draw. Eric's son was born in 1976 and he began to write stories about a puppy to read to him at bedtime, and so Spot was born. Don't miss any of the other Spot lift-the-flap classics: Where's Spot?; Spot's First Walk; Spot's Birthday Party; Spot's First Christmas; Spot Goes to School; Spot Goes on Holiday; Spot Goes to the Circus; Spot Goes to the Farm; Spot's First Easter; Spot's Baby Sister; Spot Stays Overnight; Spot Goes to the Park; Spot Goes to a Party; Spot Bakes a Cake; Spot Visits his Grandparents; Spot Can Count; Who's There, Spot?; and Spot Says Goodnight.
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    Splish splash with Eric Hill's famous puppy, Spot! This sweet bath book is padded, lightweight and fully immersible. It comes with a squeaker for added sound fun and is perfect for sharing with your baby at bath time. At bathtime, Spot plays with his sponge and rubber duck and dries off with his fluffy towel. The bright, simple images of familiar bathtime things will appeal to very young babies and help to stimulate developing eyesight in younger babies. This is a wonderfully fun bathtime book for babies, encouraging an early love of books.
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    Spot goes to a fancy dress birthday party - but where are all his friends? Lift the flaps and see who's hiding behind those costumes.
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    It's time for bed, but Spot has lots of 'Goodnights' to say before he can settle down to sleep. The latest title in Eric Hill's classic lift-the-flap series follows the fun of Spot's bedtime routine in a way all toddlers will appreciate and enjoy.
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    Spot's dad takes him to visit the animals on the farm and Spot makes an exciting discovery. This classic lift-the-flap book by Eric Hill is reissued in the popular board book format with a new coloured cover and reoriginated art throughout. Toddlers will enjoying following Spot as he visits the farm and lifting the flaps to see what Spot finds!
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    Spot likes to play in the park. When he throws the ball too far, a new friend helps him get it back. This classic lift-the-flap book by Eric Hill is reissued in the popular board book format with a new coloured cover and reoriginated art throughout. Follow Spot in this fun books as he plays in the park. With fun flaps to lift, to keep toddlers entertained!
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    Spot goes on an exciting Easter hunt in this seasonal lift-the-flap tale by Eric Hill. The classic Spot story re-originated with special cover finishes and rescanned artwork.
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    Eric Hill's famous puppy Spot just loves sport! "Spot Loves Sport" is a delightful storybook to share with busy toddlers, and is full of games they will recognise. Follow Spot on his adventure as he enjoys playing football, tennis, baseball and basketball, as well as having a race and riding his bike with his best friends Helen, Steve and Tom. This is the perfect book to share with young children during playtime.
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    Spot has fun on the beach in this classic lift-the-flap tale by Eric Hill. This is a reissue of the popular board book edition with a coloured cover.
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    Spot spends his first day at playschool and finds himself having more and more fun as the day goes on. The classic Spot story re-originated with special cover finishes and rescanned artwork.
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    Spot plans a surprise for his Dad's birthday. Lift the flaps in this lively picture book to see how he succeeds in creating a very special cake. The classic Spot story re-originated with special cover finishes and rescanned artwork.
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    Down on the farm, Spot goes in search of the new baby piglets and finds a basketful of kittens as well! This is an another fun lift-the-flap adventure with Eric Hill's adorable Spot the dog.
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    Eric Hill's first and most famous lift-the-flap book re-orginated with endpapers and new font and cover treatment. Originally published in 1980 this was the book that lead the way in terms of innovative flaps, bright colorful artwork and gentle stories for the very young. Now loved all over the world Spot is an enduring, modern and classic character.
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    Have fun with Spot with a bigger, brighter edition of a favourite adventure. It's Spot's birthday party and all his friends have come to play. Join Spot as he finds his friends one by one in this exciting game of hide-and-seek. Happy birthday, Spot!
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    It's his Dad's birthday, so Spot decides to surprise him by baking a cake. First he goes shopping for tasty ingredients then he starts cooking in the kitchen - and things get a little messy!
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    Celebrate the 30th anniversary of childhood favourite Spot, with this colourful, brighter edition of the classic Spot lift-the-flap story. Spot Visits His Grandparents, which features rescans of Eric Hill's original artwork - perfect for toddlers and children learning to read. Praise for Spot: "Spot is one of the essential experiences of childhood". (Parents Magazine). Eric Hill's Spot picture books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide since Spot first appeared in 1980. A range of Spot books for children through from baby to pre-school are available from Penguin, including: Spot's Busy Day Sticker Book, Spot Goes to the Circus, Spot Goes to the Park, Spot's Baby Sister and Spot's Fun-Time Colouring Book.
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    Spot the dog and his friends have many adventures, on a picnic, at the fair, going camping and much more, in this hardback story treasury. A great gift for Spot fans aged 2 and up, ideal for reading aloud or for children reading alone for the first time.
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    Press the five sound buttons for lots of noisy fun on the farm! Spot is helping his dad on the farm today. Young children will love to push the buttons to hear all the animal sounds and Spot's noisy tractor - the noisiest of them all!