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Spot Goes On Holiday (Spot the Dog)

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
This lift-the-flap book contains cheerful illustrations, large type and a simple story which will delight and entertain young children, guaranteed as a perfect introduction to Spot's world.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published May 13th 2002 by Puffin Books (first published 1985)
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Sep 28, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing
Fun and interactive
Just as a metaphorical kind of thing, not in reality or anything, I'd kind of like to hunt Eric Hill down with some kind of nasty weapon and make him apologise for his horrible books before, oh I'm not in the least bit violent so I can't keep up this schtick of the supposedly aggressive thing I'd do as revenge for this book, BUT having said that, this is a truly horrible book. If you're Spot-curious, I recommend Where's Spot? and Spot's First Walk. The rest of them suck arse. They're just random ...more
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Oct 01, 2011 Mamoon Razaq rated it it was amazing
I remember the Spot books from my own time in Primary School and there are several books the first one was 'Where's Spot'. I decided to read this book as it catches the childrens attention immediately with the title 'Spot Goes on Holiday.

It already makes the reader the to turn into the first page. In the sotry the Spot's mum and dad take him to the beach for a day. At the beach he buys things, makes a sandcastle, tries to catch a fish and he makes a new friend.

On each page there is flap to tur
I just read a really angry(maybe they don't consider themselves angry) review about how terrible these books are, and it made me want to shake the person and say (as I shook them) "NOT ALL OF US ARE BORN READING THE ILIAD". As I contemplated the spot books (for my previous review on "where's spot"), I came to realise that I loved them when I was younger because there were only so many words on a page, and I was able to read it on my own. I had a very hard time with reading as a child, (I hear it ...more
Jun 08, 2011 Simon rated it really liked it
This book was a huge favourite of mine. I used to have ALL of these books and I read them a lot because I liked the pictures. When it became an animated thing, I loved it so much! I had the VHSs and watched them everyday. I don't know when I stopped or when I grew up from it, but this series has completely escaped my memory until just recently when I read the book: "1001 Children's Books you must read before you grow up".
Feb 15, 2016 Siobhan rated it liked it
A wonderful read from my childhood, one I’d certainly suggest for other youngsters. Whilst it is not my all-time favourite childhood read I can still recall all the details of this one meaning it certainly left a lasting impression upon my young mind.

And isn’t that what we want with children’s books, for them to leave a positive lasting impression?
Eric Hill has hit the nail on the head when writing children's books. Unfortunately Victoria didn't really seem to be into it yet.

V @ 5 months.
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Good story. Flimsy flaps though...
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Nice toddler preparation for what a holiday means
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Eric Gordon Hill OBE was a popular author and illustrator of children's picture books, best known for his character Spot the Dog. His works have been widely praised for their contributions to child literacy. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.
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