Cover image for Spot's first Easter
Spot's first Easter
Hill, Eric.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Puffin Books, 1995.

Physical Description:
20 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Spot the puppy joins Helen the hippopotamus in a search for six hidden Easter eggs. Movable flaps conceal portions of the illustrations.
General Note:
Picture Puffins.

Previously published: London : W. Heinemann, 1988.
Format :


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PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday

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Celebrate Spring with Spot and his friends in this brand-new lift-the-flap edition! Kids can still lift the flaps and experience new things with Spot, but now their favorite puppy will be featured in a colorful new design. For the first time since its publication this lift- the-flap will have a full-color cover and spine that displays the title and authors name.

Author Notes

Eric Hill was born on September 7, 1927 in London, England. During World War II, he was evacuated to the countryside along with thousands of other British children. Later, he worked in advertising before writing and illustrating a book about a puppy for his son. His first book, Where's Spot, was published in 1980 and became the first book in the Spot series. It incorporated the innovative lift-the-flap concept - something devised by Hill after he noticed a flap design on an advertising flyer. There are more than 30 books in the series including Spot's Birthday Party, Spot Goes to the Farm, Spot Goes to School, and Spot Loves His Friends.

He also illustrated the Peek-A-Book series, the Baby Bear Storybook series, and a number of other children's books. He won several awards for the Spot books including a Notable Children's Book citation from the American Library Association and a Children's Book of the Year award from the Child Study Association of America. The popularity of his books led to an animated series, The Adventures of Spot, in 1983. In 2008, he received an OBE for services to children's literature. He died after a short illness on June 6, 2014 at the age of 86.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Helen, a hippo, is helping Spot with his first Easter egg hunt. They need to find six eggs, and so this lift-the-flap story becomes a counting game, in festive, streamer-bright hues. Because the baskets of ``found'' eggs almost never add up to the number uncovered so far, those seeking a strict counting book may have to go back and forth a couple of times to see what has transpired (the eggs are chocolate, so Spot and Helen are eating them along the way). But in spirit and style, this ingenuous offering is as close to the first Spot book as readers are likely to find in the series. Ages 1-6. (February) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved