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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.


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Eric Hill Books

  • Spot's Big Box of Books Collection - 8 Books

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: SPTC
    Collection Toddlers
    (1)
    Hand-picked favourites
    Have fun with Spot!

    This collection of eight storybooks follows Eric Hill's lovable character as he enjoys a trip to the supermarket; makes friends in Australia; and snuggles up ready for bedtime.

    Spot is a character that every child should make friends with. The bright and bold artwork and simple storylines are appealing even on a number of re-reads.

    Format: board book
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  • Where's Spot? - Board Book

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: WSP2
    Other Toddlers
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    Hand-picked favourites
    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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  • Where's Spot? - Paperback

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: WXX2
    Paperback 3 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    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 Goes to the Farm

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: ACGQY
    Board 3 years +
    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 Goes on Holiday

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: AEAZC
    Board 3 years +
    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 Bakes a Cake

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: AEAZD
    Board 3 years +
    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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  • Spot Says Goodnight

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: ABLUT
    Board 3 years +
    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 Goes to the Park

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: ADCEZ
    Board 3 years +
    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's Birthday Party

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BHYTB
    Other Babies
    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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  • Where's Spot? Book & Toy Gift Set

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: CBZWY
    Other
    Join the hunt to find lovable puppy, Spot, in Eric Hill's first ever lift-the-flap tale. Lift each flap to find all sorts of funny animal surprises, before discovering where cheeky Spot has been hiding. This is the perfect first book for toddlers - the playful text is a wonderful spur to read and respond together, and the hide-and-seek flaps encourage curiosity and interactivity. This set includes a board book edition of the bestselling original story, together with a cuddly Spot soft toy - the perfect present for little ones.
    • £10.39
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  • All About Spot

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: AWOKC
    Other 3 years +
    Join Spot for a busy, bouncy day from waking up to bedtime, as he has lots of fun at nursery, the park and just playing at home. Spot's everyday adventures fill the pages of this big puppy-shaped board book children will love.
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  • Spot's Fun with Friends

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BULDU
    Audio
    A Spring collection of ten classic Spot tales brought to life in audio! Join the mischievous puppy, Spot, once again as he embarks on more adventures with all his friends. A spring full of dressing up, playing together and making mess! This collection contains: Happy Birthday Spot, Spot's New Game, Spot Tidies Up, Spot's Band, Spot Dresses Up, Spot's Horse, Spot's Tent, Spot's Favourite Toy, Spot's Show and Tell and Spot Plays Hide-and-Seek.
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  • Find Spot at the Zoo

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BRPDT
    Other
    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.
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  • Spot Goes to School

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: AHEGK
    Paperback 3 years +
    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 Goes Shopping

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: AKQNZ
    Board 3 years +
    Join Spot and his mum in a brand new story as they go on a shopping trip to the supermarket. Spot loves helping, and he has lots of ideas for what they should buy. Shopping with Mum is lots of fun!
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  • Spot's Magical Christmas and Other Stories

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BSWPA
    Audio 5 years +
    Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Spot's Magical Christmas and Other Stories by Eric Hill, read by David Oyelowo. A magical winter collection of seven beloved Spot Tales! Enjoy Christmas with Spot, the mischievous puppy, and his friends as they come together to help Father Christmas. A wonderful winter spending time with family and loved ones. This collection includes: Spot's Magical Christmas, Spot and his Grandma, Spot in the Snow, Time for Bed Spot, Spot and his Grandparents go to the Carnival, Spot's Breakfast and Sweet Dreams, Spot.
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  • Spot's Tractor

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BQIAF
    Other
    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!
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  • Spot's Fun in the Sun

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BPWKO
    Audio
    Penguin presents Spot's Fun in the Sun by Eric Hill, read by David Oyelowo. A wonderful summer collection of nine beloved Spot tales! Join Spot, the mischievous puppy, and all his friends as they play and explore outside. A summer of fun with picnics, fun fairs and adventures in the garden. This collection contains: Spot Goes Camping, Spot's First Picnic, Spot at the Fair, Spot's Garden, Spot Follows his Nose, Spot's Umbrella, Spot's Windy Day, Spot's Tree House and Spot Finds a Key.
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  • Spot Loves His Grandpa

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BPPHL
    Other
    Join Spot for this classic story about all the fun things he does with Grandpa. From sledging to watering the garden, they laugh together whatever the weather. This fun, reassuring story makes a great gift and is perfect to share at bedtime.
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  • Spot Plays Football

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BPMPE
    Other 3 years +
    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 Loves His Grandma

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BMVSX
    Other 3 years +
    Join Spot for this classic story about all the fun things he does with Grandma. Baking cakes, making lemonade, and reading a story together! This fun, reassuring story makes a great gift and is perfect to share at bedtime.
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  • Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BMJYG
    Other Toddlers
    Have fun with Spot and discover new experiences together!Spot is going to the swimming pool with Mum and his smart new rubber ring. At first he feels a little nervous, but with a bit of support from Mum and friends soon Spot is splashing about and having a whale of a time!
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  • Find Spot at the Museum

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: BLJLO
    Other Toddlers
    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.
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  • Spot Loves His Dad

    Eric Hill

    Product Code: AZNBB
    Other 3 years +
    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!
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