Hill's publisher, Puffin, confirmed the news of his passing, describing him as "a master of simple design. He created one of the world's most loveable children's book characters – Spot, the charming, naughty, playful puppy, loved and appreciated across the world".
Monday, 23 June 2014
Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog books
(7 September 1927 – 6 June 2014)
Eric Hill, author of the multimillion-selling SPOT books for pre-school children died on the 6th of June 2014, aged 86. Designing books for his young son, Hill came up with the innovative “lift-the-flap” concept first in 1980. Where’s Spot was an overnight success and was the first in a succession of delightful tales about a mischievous yellow puppy who became known and loved all over the world.