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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
    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.
  • ADCEY 3 years +
    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.
  • WXX2 3 years +
    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.
  • APIEZ 3 years +
    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 +
    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.
  • APGIW 3 years +
    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!
  • AOYJQ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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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.
  • BLJLO Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Spot, Mum and Tom can't wait to visit the museum. When Spot goes missing after being distracted by the gift shop, Tom and Mum search high and low, in some unexpected places, before finding him at last. This brand new Spot adventure is full of unexpected lift-the-flap surprises and all the fun and humour that has made the original Where's Spot? a children's classic.A new series based on the key elements of the original Spot lift-the-flap titles, with bold, simple design and unexpected humour.
  • BLNGM Babies
    Babies
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    Spot loves spending time with his mum. They do lots of fun things together all during the course of one special day. Spot loves Mum and Mum loves Spot!
  • BPMPE 3 years +
    3 years +
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    It's a lovely day and Spot and his friends are ready to play football together. Spot and Helen are captains of the red and blue teams, but who will score the most goals? Join the group of animal friends and the much-loved Spot as they learn it's the taking part that counts - and, most importantly, have fun!
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    Spot is visiting the zoo! Which animals will he meet? Join Spot and his family as they explore the zoo and meet lots of new animals along the way. Going to the zoo is an exciting first experience for toddlers, and Spot is no different - he loves meeting the monkeys, penguins, and tigers! This brand new Spot adventure is full of unexpected lift-the-flap surprises and all the fun and humour that has made the original Where's Spot? a children's classic. A new series based on the key elements of the original Spot lift-the-flap titles, with bold, simple design and unexpected humour.
  • ABLUT 3 years +
    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.
  • ACGQY 3 years +
    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!
  • AZNBB 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Spot story books have been delighting children and parents for years with their gentle storylines and bright, colourful scenes. Spot is always the star of these books and his experiences with his family, friends and the wider world are those experienced by very young children. In this addition to the 'Spot Loves' titles, Spot is spending time with his Dad. They do lots of fun things together - from playing football to flying a kite to feeding ducks. Spot loves Dad, and Dad loves Spot. This book is delightful for father and son to share together. And will make an especially lovely gift - for Father's Day, a birthday - or any other celebration day!
  • BHYTB Babies
    Babies
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    Spot plays an exciting game of hide-and-seek at his first birthday party. This classic lift-the-flap tale by Eric Hill is reissued in the popular board book format with a new coloured cover and reoriginated art throughout.
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    Rumble rumble beep! Spot is having a great day out on the farm, riding in the tractor and helping out with lots of jobs. But when Spot comes across a lost lamb, will he be able to save the day and find its mother? This entertaining story, featuring the much-loved Spot, is a perfect introduction to the fun of the farm. And the tractor-shaped board with moving wheels means its fun to read and to play with!
  • AAHEP 3 years +
    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 +
    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.
  • AEAZD 3 years +
    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.
  • AEAZE 3 years +
    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.
  • AEAZC 3 years +
    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.
  • ADJNZ 3 years +
    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.
  • ADCEZ 3 years +
    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!
  • AHEGK 3 years +
    3 years +
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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.