To celebrate the world’s favorite pre-school puppy, Spot, who happens to turns 30 this year, Good Reads With Ronna will give away one special prize package commemorating the 30th anniversary of Eric Hill’s beloved and world reknown Where’s Spot? book. Read below to find out details how you could win a copy of the book, a DVD and plush toy!
– Where’s Spot? The original lift-the-flap book by Eric Hill ($12.99, courtesy of G.P Putnam’s Sons)
– Where’s Spot? and other stories ($9.98,DVD courtesy of BBC), based on the best-selling books by Eric Hilll
– Spot plush toy ($10, courtesy of Kids Preferred)
Did you know that there are 50 million books in print in 60 languages in 100 countries around the world!?
Spot first bounded into print in
Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill in 1980 and since has become has become a global publishing phenomenon. Hill was a pioneer of the lift-the-flap format as a children’s book concept and his work was ground-breaking. He created Spot in the late 1970’s while working as a graphic designer. He had noticed that his two-year-old son was fascinated with the lift-the-flap mailing pieces he was designing for his advertising clients.
Although initially created just as a story to please his son, Where’s Spot? was published in 1980 and started a new publishing concept of ‘interactive’ books for babies. The combination of this format with Hill’s charming illustrations and easy-to-read text has kept Spot in the “spotlight” for 30 years. In 2008, Hill was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his service to children’s literature.
Spot’s birthday festivities will take place across the country and around the world and you can easily find out how to participate by clicking here.