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Spot Goes to School (Spot - Original Lift The Flap) [Board book]

Eric Hill
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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2 Jan 2009 Spot - Original Lift The Flap

Spot Goes to School is a classic Spot book by Eric Hill.

This is a colourful, brighter edition of the classic Spot lift-the-flap board book Spot Goes to School, which features rescans of Eric Hill's original artwork - perfect for toddlers and children learning to read.

Spot starts school for the first time, and as the day goes on he finds himself having more and more fun.

Praise for Spot:

'Spot is one of the essential experiences of childhood' Parents Magazine

Eric Hill's Spot picture books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide since Spot first appeared in 1980.

Don't miss any of the 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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Product details

  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Warne (2 Jan 2009)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0723263604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723263609
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 15.6 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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This simple board book allows little ones to make their own discoveries about school by lifting the flaps to uncover activities such as storytime, painting and spelling (Daily Mirror 2009-08-27)

About the Author

Eric Hill was born in London in 1927. He left school at 15 to work in a shipping office in the city. At 16 he joined an art studio as a messenger where he was encouraged to draw cartoons in his spare time. In 1976 Eric's son Christopher was born and when he was 2 years old Eric made up a story about a small puppy to read to him at bedtime. In 1980 'Where's Spot?' was published and the rest is history.

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Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spot Goes to School 8 Sep 2010
By Peanut
Format:Board book
Bought this book for my 14 month old son. He loves the spot books, especially the "lift the flap" style. The pages are strong, and the flaps are easy to open for little hands. An excellent book, definitely recommended.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book contains 10 double pages with flaps on each of the first nine right-hand pages. The flaps are pretty pointless in this book, included presumably because this is part of a similar series. In another Spot book I have read, Spot was actually on a quest to find something so it made sense to be looking behind or under flaps, but not here. In this book the flaps are just a nuisance and they are very prone to being torn, creased or ripped off altogether by a toddler.

The artwork is pleasant, but there is no continuity in the storyline. Each double page is almost stand-alone, not following on from what went before.

In terms of content, this is an old-style book which cannot hold its own in the modern marketplace with so much better product available.

In short, a disappointment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frightening stuff! 18 Mar 2014
Format:Board book
Much like animal farm and perhaps planet of the apes, Spot Goes to School deals with displacement of man as ‘top dog’. As with many post apocalyptic futures, the ‘event’ is never referred to, but it is abundantly clear that the human like intelligence exhibited by the books protagonist ‘Spot’ is the result of genetic experimentation.

Whilst the story mainly follows a catalogue of mundane tasks performed by a small dog, study of the artwork produced by the protagonist and his hyper intelligent animal friends provide inference of humanities slavery.

Frightening stuff!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars popular book 17 Jan 2010
By eebie
Format:Board book
Nice book, similar to the rest of the 'Spot' series. Some of the lift the flaps are smaller in this book than my little ones were used to from the other Spot books but still nice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars spot goes to school review 24 Mar 2009
Format:Board book
good book, as all the spot books are. My daughter really enjoys them and this helped particularly because she was just starting in daycare and I think it helped her get used to it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SPOT's first day at school lift-the-flap book 24 Jan 2008
Format:Paperback
from Eric Hill.

This review is for the PUFFIN paperback, lift-the-flap version/1987.

22 thick, shiny pages in the popular 2-page spread format.
Large and bold easy-to-follow text, along with some smaller speech bubbles.
9 sturdy flaps ensure successful lifting/replacing, time and time again.
(First and last double-page spreads are flap-free.)

In this story, Spot goes to school for the very first time proudly carrying his own lunchbox, with his Mum (Sally).
He meets his teacher, 'Miss Bear', and his friends.
He has a busy day looking in the Wendy House, making a word from the letter bricks, and reveals what he has brought for the 'Show and Tell' table, although he is a little apprehensive about singing! He plays in the playground, 'listens' to a story and investigates the contents of the blue box.
All too soon it is time to go home and he bounds out (covered in paint), to meet his Mum, with his first painting!

From the back cover:-

'SPOT is one of the essential experiences of childhood - Parent Magazine.'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as described 11 April 2013
By Ellie
Format:Board book
I bought this lift the flap book on the understanding that it was in 'good condition' but it was missing every flap. Disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice story 27 Dec 2012
By Em2520
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Simple book, which my two year old really enjoys and knows the story to read herself. Purchased due to her starting preschool soon
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for very small children but I wish the book ...
Great for very small children but I wish the book was a bit bigger.
Packaging very good & arrived very quickly.
Published 28 days ago by S. M. Turner
1.0 out of 5 stars Not happy with state of item
This was described as used book in good condition. Well let me tell you i was shocked with the state if this book. It was not as described. Dirty and sticky front cover and pages. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Great lift and flap book - but story not as good as original spot...
Can't fault the quality of the book or the lovely images (love spot the dog) but found the story a bit weak compared to other spot books - like spots first Christmas. Read more
Published 7 months ago by W. Wilkes
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Spot!
I love Spot and this is another great Spot book. Ideal for young children. Flaps are very nice for them to open.
Published 13 months ago by Ms E A Pendleton
5.0 out of 5 stars fab
fab book my 3 year old loves it and has started to recognise some words courtesy of the clear bold writing in spot books and he loves the flaps
Published on 24 April 2012 by K. perry
5.0 out of 5 stars Preparation for preschool/school
Spot is the friendliest dog around and what better to help us with our preparation for preschool? We've read this book together over the past month and I'm sure it has helped the... Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2011 by Marianne Whooley
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
This is a lovely book. My son (age 4) has shown no interest in reading before I bought this but he can now recognise a few of the words. Read more
Published on 7 Sep 2009 by Rachyrae
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