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Spot Goes to the Park (Spot - Original Lift The Flap) Board book – 7 Jan 2010


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  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Warne (7 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723264597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723264590
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.6 x 15.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in 1927, Eric Hill is the creator of Spot, 'the world's favourite puppy'. At 16 he joined an art studio, where he was encouraged to draw cartoons in his spare time. He particularly enjoyed drawing aircraft, and it was the markings of planes that later came to influence the design of Spot, reflected in the spots on his body and the tip of his tail. Eric also spent time in the air force, and worked in a large advertising agency as a graphic designer. In 1976 Eric's son Christopher was born and by the time he was two, Eric was making up stories about the adventures of a small puppy to read to him at bedtime and Spot was born!

The design of the books was inspired by an advertising flyer Eric had devised involving a flap covering an amusing picture. When Eric showed this to Christopher he saw how responsive he was to the idea and incorporated it into his book. Although initially created just as a story to please his son, Where's Spot? was actually published as a children's book in 1980 and started a new publishing concept of 'interactive books for babies'.

Eric Hill was awarded an OBE for services to Children's Literature in 2008.

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"Spot is one of the essential experiences of childhood." -Parents Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Eric Hill (1927-2014) 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, and his Spot books have been enjoyed by children around the world ever since. In 2008 he was awarded an OBE for services to children's literacy.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer of AMAZON-UK! on 5 Feb 2008
Format: Paperback
from Eric Hill.

This review is for the PUFFIN paperback, lift-the-flap version/1991.

22 thick, shiny pages in the popular 2-page spread format.
Large bold, easy-to-follow text and 9 sturdy flaps ensure successful lifting/replacing, time and time again.
Colourfully illustrated throughout.

In this story, Spot is going to the park, with Mum (Sally) and his friend Helen, as it is such a nice day. He takes his ball and manages to fluster a few pigeons, get it lost behind a newspaper, then uses in a game of `piggy-in-the-middle', when Tom appears to make a trio.
The ball finally ends up going a little astray but is kindly returned, so all is well that ends well!

Delightful book, further enhanced by the endearing expressions and the occasional `helpful' comment from the characters hidden behind the flaps!

From the back cover:-

'SPOT is one of the essential experiences of childhood' - Parent Magazine.'

One of the best series of books for early readers!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By AF on 29 April 2010
Format: Board book
This is the first Spot book we have bought. I went for it because of the high ratings on Amazon. I was disappointed mainly by the fact that when you do lift the flaps, 3 of the 9 flaps reveal speech bubbles only, which are meaningless to the target audience who cannot read. Two of the flaps on this one were poorly designed (too narrow at the join) and have come off with a couple of yanks. We have other lift-the-flap books and even pop-up books which have not suffered because they are designed better.

My little one always does enjoy reading it, though: the plot revolves around a ball and a duck, both of which appeal to her at her age, and it is one of her most requested books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bee79 on 13 Jun 2011
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My 18 month old little boy loved Where's SPOT so was looking forward to reading this to him. However, it was such a big let down. The flaps are much smaller and difficult for my little boy to lift and instead of animals or objects underneath, there are captions. Not half as much fun as the the animals in Where's Spot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Poppyp on 9 Mar 2011
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My 13 month old Son love the Spot the Dog books and this one was no exeption. The story is nice and basic for him,not too many word on a page and he loves lifting the flap to see whats underneath.
We have a few of these now and I think you cant really go wrong with them for young toddlers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Taylor on 7 Jan 2011
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As ever an excellent book for the age group. Eric Hill knows just how to hold a child's enthusiasm and relates to the experiences a child enjoys.
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Our son really loves spot books but this one is a bit disappointing. The flaps are tiny and only cover speech bubbles so there is nothing really fun to find. would have given it one star but the board is nice and solid and its colorful and pretty in general. Go for another of the spot flap books instead.
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Another hit, good for a present, good for little children. Sadly with flaps in books, they get torn, but despite cellotape and resticking, this book remains a firm favourite. Good purchase.
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My 3 year old son loves going to the park and Spot so could really relate to the story. Although the flaps mostly have words under, I wouldn't say the child needs to be learning to read to enjoy this book.
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