Where’s Spot? A lift-the-flap book

Where’s Spot? is a classic series of children’s books written by Eric Hill. The small puppy Spot was made up for a story for Eric’s son, and in 1980 the first Where’s Spot? book was published. In this first book Eric included little flaps that young children could lift, a wonderful invention still featured in many of our favourite books today. Spot went on many more adventures in many more books after that, and the Spot books are still being enjoyed by children around the world today.

Where’s Spot? A lift-the-flap book is a special board book edition that encourages children to search for Spot. Because it’s a small book and features strong board pages it’s perfect for little hands, and with the lift-the-flaps it’s guaranteed to capture their attention.

It’s dinner time and Spot’s mom Sally is looking for him. She searches everywhere, behind the door, inside the clock, and even in the piano. As children lift-the-flaps they won’t find Spot, but instead a number of wild animals ranging from a bear to a snake and a hippo. The different hidden animals will cause giggling as they try to find Spot, who they eventually will find hidden at the end of the book.

If you’re looking for a classic and fun lift-the-flap book to add to your child’s shelf, or even the perfect gift for your friend or family’s new baby then look no further than Where’s Spot? It’s simple text and brightly coloured illustrations promise to make this a favourite to young readers.

Where’s Spot? A lift-the-flap book is available from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R130. It’s recommended for children aged three to six years of age.

My children loved watching this video of Eric Hill reading Where’s Spot?, the animated way he reads it and brings the characters to life will always remind us about the amazing legacy he left for children’s books.

Thanks to Penguin Random House for sharing Where’s Spot? with us.

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