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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

  • WSP2 Toddlers
    Eric Hill
    Toddlers
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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.
  • WXX2 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • ABLUT 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • AEGAK 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • ACGQY 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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!
  • ADJNZ 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • AAHEP 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • ADJOA 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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    Spot gets a baby sister and discovers that it's a lot of fun being a big brother! This is an another delightful lift-the-flap adventure with Eric Hill's adorable Spot the dog.
  • ACAEP 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • AEAZC 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • AEAZE 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • AEAZD 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • AEAZI 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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    Spot loves spending time with his Dad. They do lots of fun things together. Spot loves Dad, and Dad loves Spot.
  • ADCEY 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • ADCEZ 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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!
  • AFSIB 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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  • ANMJB 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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!
  • AJLPQ 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • APIEZ 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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!
  • AOYZK 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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    It's Christmas! Spot is decorating the tree and wrapping presents, then he hangs up his stocking and waits for Father Christmas...Join Spot and his friends in this lovely festive tale.
  • AOYJQ 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This sturdy box with magnetic closure contains nine mini board books perfect for little hands to explore. Each book is full of fun and familiar things - from toys to food, from breakfast to bedtime. It is a perfect first Spot collection children will love.
  • APGIW 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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    It's Christmas, and Spot and his friends are very excited! All the presents are wrapped up, but who's getting what? Children will love guessing what each present might be, then lifting the giant flaps to find out!
  • AUULJ
    Eric Hill
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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.
  • AGUAO 3 years +
    3 years +
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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.