Night night Spot: Eric Hill RIP

Eric Hill has died at the age of 86. He was the author and illustrator of the famed picture books about Spot the dog. The Guardian’s obituary shows  how much Eric identified with his famous creation:

“When he shows excitement on Christmas Day and cries ‘Yippee’, that’s me in there. I love the character, he’s my buddy and I’m at ease with him. Subconsciously, I see things from the dog’s point of view, so Spot is within me.”

Cover of Night night spotCover of Kei hea a Spot?

2 thoughts on “Night night Spot: Eric Hill RIP

  1. Vanessaccl 11 June 2014 / 8:18 am

    Did you know that Spot is known as Dribbel in The Netherlands, Tippens in Sweden, Bolinha in Portugal, Tassen in Norway and Spotty in Italy? Do you know Spot by any other name?

  2. ValerieL 11 June 2014 / 2:40 pm

    I loved reading the Spot books to my daughter and my hubby loved watching Spot on video with our daughter. I always laughed when I heard the pair of them singing “Spot… Spot… Lovable Spot… He’s soft and cuddly and he smiles a lot.. If there ever was a pup to cheer you up…..It’s Spot Spot Spot.

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