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Spot Goes to the Beach (Spot the Dog)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  139 ratings  ·  15 reviews
The bestselling puppy is better than ever. Spot's 25th birthday presents are bold, beautiful color covers that give him a great new look. Enjoy Spot in paperback with full-color covers and traditional Lift-the-Flap features. Have more fun with Spot!

Paperback, 24 pages
Published May 12th 2003 by Warne (first published January 1st 1985)
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Lydia Thomas
my other favorite book to read when I was a kid
This book was a huge favourite of mine. I wanted to get a dog after reading it. 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 lved 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".

I am glad to have had this in my li...more
Hill, Eric. (2003). Spot goes to the beach. New York: Puffin Books.

Categories: engineered book, pop-up book, participation books, picture storybook

Spot the dog spends the day at the beach with his parents. Flaps to open are included on each page and add a little humor to the story.

Themes: beach, dogs

Classroom uses: read-aloud for Pre-K and K, introduction to summer, discussion of beach activities, could be used as writing prompt for 1st graders

Might be hard to do in ST, because of FLAPS.
I don't love the Spot books so much. I find the text really boring to read, and I'm not that impressed by the illustrations, but my daughter loves all of the Spot books and reads them daily. Perhaps it's the lift-the-flap aspect? Anyway, she enjoys this story of Spot's trip to the beach, especially the part where Spot gets into a tug-of-war with a hippo with a towel.
This book is about Spot going to the beach. It is an easy read book that is easy to read... and for that I give it 3 stars. (Easy read books that aren't really easy make me a little crazy.) It is not terribly original but the lift-the-flaps gave me a little giggle.
Aug 01, 2010 jacky rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: older babies - K
We got these out of the library for Natalie because they have flaps. She doesn't seem to like them as much as Open the Barn Door, but it maybe because we haven't sat and read them the same and that the flaps are different.
Eric Hill's writing is very simple. My son really enjoys lifting the flaps to discover what happens in the story. Recommended for ages 1-3.
Yet another fun, lift-a-flap Spot book. This is one of Jacob's favorite books! He especially loves the "puppy overboard" page...
Jeniece Trueman
ELS;Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary
a cute short story
Trent Mayes
Best book ever :)
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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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