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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
    (2)
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AEAZG 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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    Spot loves spending time with his mum, Sally. Each spread shows Sally and Spot having fun together in this brightly coloured board book. From playing hide-and-seek to eating Sally's cakes, every day is a fun day with Spot and Sally!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • ADBSY 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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  • 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!
  • ALWRX 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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!
  • ALYZA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Tummy time is play time with Spot! Babies will love this bright, fun interactive fold-out book designed for use during daily tummy time. Three bright, playful sections feature familiar and favourite things from Spot's world - in the park, at home with Mum and at bedtime - each with stimulating touch-and-feel areas to explore.
  • AKQNZ 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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    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!
  • AHEGJ 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    3 years +
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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.
  • AHEGK 3 years +
    Eric Hill
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ALIIP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Join Spot for some fun in the snow. He's sledging, skating and making a snowman, before snuggling up at home with a yummy mug of hot chocolate...This simple board book includes a soft finger puppet of Spot, complete with bobble hat, that's integral to every page. Great snowy fun to share with very young children!