Eric Hill, author of the Spot the Dog children’s books, passed away this week at 86.
Hill created Spot for his young son in 1976. In 1980, he created the first lift-the-flap book to ever exist called "Where’s Spot?". He came up with the "lift-the-flap" design after he had seen it on advertising flyers. What an innovation for children’s books!
I remember reading "Where’s Spot" with my son Calvin when he was little. He loved it!
Spot the Dog books have such a joyful simplicity, they’ll be enjoyed for generations to come.
RIP Eric Hill
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June 13th, 2014 at 10:55 pm
My kids loved those books when they were young.