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Eric Hill was born on September 7, 1927 in London, England. During World War II, he was evacuated to the countryside along with thousands of other British children. Later, he worked in advertising before writing and illustrating a book about a puppy for his son. His first book, Where's Spot, was published in 1980 and became the first book in the Spot series. It incorporated the innovative lift-the-flap concept - something devised by Hill after he noticed a flap design on an advertising flyer. There are more than 30 books in the series including Spot's Birthday Party, Spot Goes to the Farm, Spot Goes to School, and Spot Loves His Friends. He also illustrated the Peek-A-Book series, the Baby Bear Storybook series, and a number of other children's books. He won several awards for the Spot books including a Notable Children's Book citation from the American Library Association and a Children's Book of the Year award from the Child Study Association of America. The popularity of his books led to an animated series, The Adventures of Spot, in 1983. In 2008, he received an OBE for services to children's literature. He died after a short illness on June 6, 2014 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Where's Spot? 2,785 copies, 34 reviews
Spot Goes to School 778 copies, 6 reviews
Spot Goes to the Farm 641 copies, 5 reviews
Spot Goes to the Beach 449 copies, 4 reviews
Spot's Birthday Party 448 copies, 1 review
Spot's First Walk 411 copies, 2 reviews
Spot's First Christmas 389 copies, 5 reviews
Spot's First Easter 371 copies, 1 review
Spot Goes to the Park 335 copies, 1 review
Spot Bakes a Cake 331 copies, 2 reviews
Spot Goes to the Circus 288 copies, 3 reviews
Spot Sleeps Over 242 copies
Spot Can Count 241 copies, 1 review
Night-Night, Spot 235 copies, 3 reviews
Spot Visits his Grandparents 206 copies, 1 review
Spot Goes to a Party 167 copies, 2 reviews
Spot Loves His Mommy 138 copies, 2 reviews
Spot's Walk in the Woods 121 copies, 1 review
Spot's Big Book of Words 120 copies, 1 review
Who's There, Spot? 110 copies, 1 review
Spot's First Words 103 copies, 1 review
Spot Counts from 1 to 10 91 copies, 1 review
Spot Looks at Colors 85 copies, 2 reviews
Spot at the Farm 79 copies, 2 reviews
Spot's Christmas 59 copies, 1 review
Spot: My Day at Home 53 copies, 1 review
Spot: My Toys 49 copies
Spot Tells the Time 43 copies, 1 review
Spot's Snowy Day 43 copies, 1 review
Spot: My Animal Friends 41 copies, 2 reviews
Spot at Home 41 copies
Spot's Show and Tell 40 copies, 1 review
Spot's Treasure Hunt 38 copies, 1 review
Spot's Big Lift-the-Flap Book 37 copies, 1 review
Spot at Play 34 copies
Spot Loves His Teacher 26 copies, 1 review
Spot's Toy Box 25 copies
Spots New Game 24 copies
Spot at the Fair (Spot) 24 copies, 1 review
Spot's Peekaboo 24 copies
Spot's Garden 23 copies
Spot's Days Out 23 copies
Spot's Toys 22 copies
Spot Joins the Parade 22 copies, 1 review
All About Spot 19 copies
Spot's Harvest 15 copies
Spot's Balloon 14 copies
Spot's Alphabet 13 copies
What Do You See, Spot? 12 copies, 1 review
Spot's Tractor 11 copies
Spot's Bus Trip 10 copies
Spot's Jigsaw Puzzle Book 9 copies, 1 review
Spot's First Songs 8 copies, 1 review
My Pets 6 copies
Spot's Funtime Drawing 5 copies, 1 review
Spot's Preschool 5 copies, 1 review
Spot's Train 4 copies
Up There 4 copies
Sweet Dreams, Spot! 3 copies, 1 review
The Park 1 copy
Spot : 1 copy
Fast Frog (Help Your Child to Read) (Illustrator) 24 copies
Bad Bear (Help Your Child to Read) (Illustrator, some editions) 18 copies
Silly Sheep (Help Your Child to Read) (Illustrator, some editions) 17 copies
Poorly Pig (Help Your Child to Read) (Illustrator, some editions) 12 copies
Rubber Rabbit (Help Your Child to Read) (Illustrator, some editions) 5 copies
Double Ducks (Help Your Child to Read) (Illustrator, some editions) 3 copies
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