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Spot Bakes a Cake (Little Spot Board Books) Board book


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 5 years
  • Series: Little Spot Board Books
  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (June 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399240136
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399240133
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Spot is one of the essential experiences of childhood. -- Parents Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Eric Hill was born in North London and, apart from a brief period of evacuation, lived there for many years. His career as an artist began when he worked as a messenger in an art studio and was encouraged to draw. When Eric's son was born in 1976, Eric began to write stories about a puppy to read to him at bedtime, and so Spot was born. The family moved to California in 1983. Eric continues to visit the UK several times a year and is very involved in the development of new Spot projects. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Eric Hill is the creator of Spot, the world's favorite puppy', who appeared in his first story, Where's Spot? in 1980 and quickly became one of the best-loved pre-school characters of all time. Today Spot's adventures remain incredibly popular and are enjoyed the world over.
Eric was born on September 7, 1927 in London, and educated at Pooles Park Elementary and Tollington Park Central schools until the outbreak of World War II. At 16 he joined an art studio as a messenger, where he was encouraged to draw cartoons in his spare time. He particularly enjoyed drawing aircraft, and it was the markings of planes that later came to influence the design of Spot, reflected in the spots on his body and the tip of his tail.
In 1976 Eric's son Christopher was born; by the time he was two Eric was making up stories about the adventures of a small puppy to read to him at bedtime and Spot was born!
The design of the books was inspired by an advertising flyer Eric had devised involving a flap covering an amusing picture. When Eric showed this to Christopher he saw how responsive he was to the idea and incorporated it into his book. Although initially created just as a story to please his son, Where's Spot? was actually published as a children's book in 1980 and started a new publishing concept of interactive books for babies'. The innovative lift-the-flap concept, combined with the simple story and quirky, charming illustrations, helped Where's Spot? become an instant hit with young children and within weeks it was at the top of the UK best-seller list.
The playful puppy soon became hugely popular and a series of adventures followed, including the introduction of Spot's friends and family. Spot expanded from the original lift-the-flap books to interactive storybooks, sound books and audio books. There are currently eight series of Spot animation available on DVD and these have been broadcast and sold on video and DVD all over the world.
Spot's own website funwithspot.com was launched in 2000 to coincide with Spot's 20th anniversary. Incorporating fun and learning it has helped thousands of young children develop their on-line skills through interactive games and activities. The site receives 10 million hits and 70,000 unique visitors per month.
As well as his son Christopher, Eric also has a daughter, Jane, who works very closely with her father on many Spot projects. Eric remains involved in the development of all Spot projects at every stage. He and his wife Gillian divide their time between California and France with a varied collection of animals which provide continual inspiration for the Spot stories.
Eric was one of the 'literary ambassadors' invited to The Children's Party at the Palace to commemorate The Queen's 80th birthday at Buckingham Palace in June 2006. This highlight of Eric's career was followed with the award of an O.B.E. for services to children's literature in the 2008 New Year's Honors List.

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The words are simple and the font easy to read.
Deanna Hockey
Love this book - such a cute one in the Spot Lift the Flap Board Book Series - this is our favorite series.
Jaime Wyant
These are great books for kids learning to read!
lachel23

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I am a first grader in Lockport, NY. My name is Joshua. I have read all of the Spot lift-the-flap books. My favorite book is Spot Bakes a Cake. I liked when Spot helped his Mom bake the cake for Dad. I hope Eric Hill writes 500 more Spot lift-the-flap books!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen Greenbaum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 19, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Spot and his mom make a surprise birthday cake for daddy dog in this fun book. Kids love liftng the flaps and seeing what's underneath (mine liked the mouse who says "I need some cheese.")
After shopping for the ingredients and mixing them up back at home, Spot has great fun icing the cake with LOADS of chocolate--it gets all over the table as well. Festooned with multi-colored frosting and bones, the finished product is a delightful surprise for dad. You'll find this delightful as well! With 22 pages, 20 flaps, and big colorful pictures, this is a surefire hit for the toddler set!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Pagliuco TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Fun with Spot series is about the daily activities of a puppy with all the characteristics of a preschool child. In this entry, Spot and his mom set out to bake a birthday cake for his dad. From shopping for ingredients to mixing them together, from cleaning up to decorating, and finally to presenting the cake to his dad, Spot takes his readers through cooking process. Little pop up features conceal the illustrations on each set of pages, adding to the fun, and the satisfactions inherent in accomplishing and giving are unspoken but evident. Recommended for toddlers to early readers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deanna Hockey on February 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
Spot the Dog books are a favourite with my girls. They love the simple stories that they can relate to (hiding, baking a cake, playing with others etc) and the lift-the-flaps always bring screams of delight even though we've read them many many times. As they grow I'm sure they'll be one of the books they learn to read with. The words are simple and the font easy to read. Lovely books to cuddle up with your children on your lap. They are also big enough to hold up and read to them as they sit in back seat on car trips.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sothurnboy on January 4, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My 5 year old loves these books. They have little pop out tabs on each page. Great starter series. Fast shipping with prime!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By petite mommy on September 30, 2012
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
My bookworm toddler loves Spot lift-the-flap books....but this one just doesn't catch her attention. The story is a bit long for her ateention span, I guess, and the text underneath the flaps might be a bit much for her right now (she's 17 months old). Maybe she'll warm up to it when she's a little older. The story itself is sweet; Spot trying to bake his Daddy a cake, with the usual cute messes along the way. And the cake...well, he is a preschool puppy, right? :)
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Format: Paperback
My daughter received this book when she was about 12 months old. Now she's almost 3 and she still loves it. We have a couple other Spot books and she likes all of them, but this is her favorite.
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By Lynn Searles on February 17, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Our grandson, age 3, loves to pretend cook, and having Spot cook along w/his "mom" is a delightful story line. Of course, the flaps in the book are always a hit also. The only downside is when our little granddaughter (1yr old) tries to read along and is a bit rough on the pages since this is not a board book.
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