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In Eric Hill's classic Where's Spot? lift the flaps to find Spot! In Spot's first adventure children can join in the search for the mischievous puppy by lifting the flaps on every page to see where he is hiding. 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. This is a bigger, brighter paperback edition of Eric Hill's iconic first lift-the-flap book. 'Spot is one of the essential experiences of childhood.' Parents magazine Eric Hill was born in North London and lived there for many years. He started his artistic career as an art studio messenger and from there went on to become a cartoonist and eventually an art director at a leading advertising agency. In 1978 Eric made up a story about a small puppy to read to his son at bedtime and Spot was born. The success of his first bestselling lift-the-flap classic Where's Spot? in 1980 convinced him to become a full-time author. Eric currently resides in France. Don't miss any of the other Spot lift-the-flap classics: 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

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9780141343747
  • ISBN: 9780141343747
  • Pub Date: 3rd January 2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 24

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This is Book 4 in the Spot - Original Lift the Flap Series. See all Spot - Original Lift the Flap books here.

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11th November '18
I read it to myka aged 1 aged 1
Where's Spot? 9780141343747
5 stars
I remember reading Spot as a child and it's so lovely to now be reading it to my daighter who loves the surprise of the flaps as much as me! It has helped her learn her animal noises and as she starts to speak she is beginning to say the animal names. It's a super series that works for the very young right through to toddler age with ease. We love them!
22nd December '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
I remember spot from my childhood. I didn't realise he was still around came on amazing prime for £2 bargain. Will definitely start collecting these books for Sophie. She loved it, board book easy for her to hold and turn pages, sits on her table and chairs, nice spot story. Loveable character. 
30th December '17
I read it to JudeBrown aged 3 aged 3
Where's Spot? 9780141343747
5 stars
Read this to my grandson aged 3 he loved it. Very simple story wth great illustrations, infact I had to read it over and over it is a  must , so I would recommend it.
6th March '19
I read it to Loganbear aged 9 aged 9 , to EvieNoo aged 8 aged 8 & to Fifi* aged 4 aged 4
Where's Spot? 9780141343747
5 stars
This has been a favourite for all 3 of my children, it's a quick read with the fun of lift the flap pages and a classic children's favourite character. 
1st December '17
I read it to Littlestar aged 1 aged 1
Where's Spot? 9780141343747
5 stars
Spot goes missing at dinner time and Mum goes on a hunt to find him. Each page there is a different object to search and animal behind each flap. It was an easy read and my daughter remained focused on the book, finding the flaps to open on each page. In time I can see us expanding upon the characters and identifying the animals as we go through. A lovely book which I'm sure will be a  favourite as my daughter loves books with flaps. 
21st October '16
I read it to Eloise aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Used to love this book as a child. Trying to find Spot gives children something to focus on throughout the book and guess where he may be
29th October '16
I read it to beardy aged 3 aged 3
Where's Spot? 9780141343747
5 stars
This book is one of my favourite sons bedtime stories :)
He loves opening up the flaps of the book and loves spot the dog :)
Will defintely be buying more from this series of books shortly!!
14th November '18
I read it to J.A.Holmes aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
I remember these books when I was a child. They still hold the same joy for my son. He loves spot, the colourful pictures and the exciting lift the flaps. Great books for babies and toddlers
1st December '18
I read it to Hingham aged 4 to 7
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5 stars
This book is great. The children join in with saying where they think spot is hiding. The lift and flap element makes in interactive for the children. Lovely illustrations. It’s a winning book. 
20th June '16
Toodee read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
'Where's Spot?' is a delight to share with the youngest of children. The illustrations are adorable and instantly recognisable. Spot is such a gentle character and it's lovely to lift the flaps to try and find him. The tenderness of the relationship between Spot and his mummy is just wonderful. A perfect bedtime tale.
9th October '17
I read it to ElijahG aged 4 aged 4 & to MarthaG aged 1 aged 1
Where's Spot? 9780141343747
4 stars
Kids seem to love Spot books - or mine certainly do!  It follows the normal Spot storylines but it's nice and gentle and interactive for kids.  
22nd June '17
I read it to Davidwarrilow1 aged 3 aged 3 & to Jackwarrilow18 aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
My boys love this book. It's brilliant for young readers as it involves the I'm the story looking for spot. They can guess where he is and look under flaps. 
It's bold and colourful and simple and perfect for family story time
4th February '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to ninska aged 7 aged 7 & to barnboy aged 4 aged 4
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2 stars
I could never get on board with Spot.  I know the whole point is to provide a safe place to explore but I could never quite relax in the company of the eponymous puppy.  It felt like being asked to have a lobotomy by a very gentle and caring nurse.  I don't think children's books have to be like that even for little ones of a very tender age.

I must be wrong because the books are everywhere.  They must have sold in their millions.

Oh, and the chins always bothered me.  Dogs have muzzles but no chins.  Spot and his family have both.  
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About Eric Hill

Eric Hill (1927-2014) started his artistic career as an art studio messenger and from there went on to become a cartoonist and eventually an art director at a leading advertising agency. In 1978 Eric made up a story about a small puppy to read to his son at bedtime and Spot was born. The success of his first bestselling lift-the-flap classic Where's Spot? in...

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