RIP Eric Hill–Author of the Spot the Dog Books and Inventor of "Lift-the Flap" Books

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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!  image

Spot the Dog books have such a joyful simplicity, they’ll be enjoyed for generations to come.

RIP Eric Hill

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One Response to “RIP Eric Hill–Author of the Spot the Dog Books and Inventor of "Lift-the Flap" Books”

  1. Jason Says:

    My kids loved those books when they were young.

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