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Eric Hill - Author

About the Author

Eric Hill (1927 - 2014) was the creator of Spot – the phenomenally popular spotted dog. The year 2000 marked 20 years since the publication of the first book Where's Spot? and today the young pup has millions of fans all around the world.

In 1983, Eric Hill and his family moved to California. Eric remained involved in the development of all Spot projects at every stage.

 

 

Featured books by Eric Hill

Baby Spot: Touch and Feel Playbook

Baby Spot: Touch and Feel Playbook

3+ readers

Author: Eric Hill Format: Board book Release Date: 06/02/2014

This book helps them learn about animals, words, shapes, colours and numbers.  Ideal for older babies and toddlers, this sturdy board book is perfect for sharing and encouraging interactive play.

Spot's Big Book of First Words

Spot's Big Book of First Words

3+ readers

Author: Eric Hill Format: Board book Release Date: 06/02/2014

Lively pictures and big flaps to lift provide plenty of entertainment for children as they explore each theme. Featuring Spot and all his friends, this book is ideal for teaching toddlers words in a fun and gentle way, this book focuses on a familiar theme from a child's world: home, animals, birthday, park, beach, food and school.

Other books by Eric Hill

Spot Can Count

Spot Can Count

Author: Eric Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2004

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?; Spot Says Goodnight

I Love Spot Baby Books: Splish Splash Spot!

I Love Spot Baby Books: Splish Splash Spot!

Author: Eric Hill Format: Bath book Release Date: 13/07/2003

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.

Spot's Noisy Peek-a-boo

Spot's Noisy Peek-a-boo

Author: Eric Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2002

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!

Where's Spot?

Where's Spot?

Author: Eric Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/1983

This bigger, brighter paperback edition of Eric Hill's iconic first lift-the-flap book celebrates 30 years since first publication in hardback. The simple text and colourful pictures will engage a whole new generation of pre-readers as they lift the picture flaps in search of Spot. A No.1 bestseller since it was first published in 1980, this interactive favourite has stayed in the charts ever since.

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