Spot Goes on Holiday - Review and giveaway

Isn't it great when you find books that bring you back to your own childhood? Well Spot is just one of those such books. Who didn't read about Spot's many adventures when they were little? I know I have fond memories of him when I was young and now I can share that joy with my children.

Spot Goes on Holiday, an original lift-the-flap book, by Eric Hall is proving to be a huge hit in our household with both our 2 year old and 10 month old.

We are off on holiday in a few weeks so this is the perfect book to help introduce the idea to the kids. We have been holiday with M before but she was far too young to remember so we have been reading this a lot in context to our trip. 

Spot, the playful puppy, goes on a trip to the beach with mum and dad and like any toddler he want to do so much - buy souvenirs, playing catch by the water making sand castles, burying his dad, going fishing, jumping in the water, adventuring in the beach and making new friends.


The flaps are easy to lift for little hands and baby F managed to lift them as easily as M did. 

Whilst reading there were lots of giggles when Spot grabs a towel that wasn't his, or catches a boot instead of a fish when he went fishing. 

We also went from having a toddler who would sit at the outside edge of the sandpit to going in to it with only her pants on just because Spot likes to play in the sand too!

It has got her excited about her own holiday, asking if she will get to go on a boat (hopefully) and get to jump in the water likes Spot (definately).


It has become one of the few books that have to be read over and over (23 times in a row at one point) and is constantly picked up to read herself.

The illustrations are much as you would expect and remember from Spot books and contain lots to talk about. They are bright and colourful and very eye catching.

Short sentences make it a perfect book to help introduce words and even word recognition to older toddlers and make it enjoyable for babies with shorter attention spans.

We are becoming huge fans of Spot in this house, having read and enjoyed Spot's First Easter and many others that we have picked up from the library. 

New website launch

Eric Hill’s loveable puppy, Spot, has been an integral part of early childhood since he first appeared in the classic lift-the-flap storybook Where’s Spot? in 1980. A firm favourite with parents and pre-schoolers, Spot’s toddler-like behaviour introduces children to new experiences through friendship and play.

Spot is truly international and his adventures have been published in over 50 languages (including sign language and Braille editions) selling over 60 million books. 

And now there is another way to enjoy Spot and his adventures, with the launch of a brand new website Fun With Spot. Here you can find so much to do. From printable colouring in pages (a huge hit in this house), play Spot's Dressing up Game, or Find and Cook. You can even make you won Spot story!!! So much to keep littles ones entertained and for free too. Win, win.

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I was given this book for free for the purposes of this review. All thoughts are mine alone.

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

27 comments :

  1. I used to read the spot books to my son now im reading them to my grandkids

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  2. My daughter, she'd love the books x

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  3. Because he's such a cutie; my daughter loves him. :)

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  4. loved these books as a kid :D i'm sure my little man will also x

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  5. I used to love Spot as a child and he is such a lovely dog xx

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  6. because he takes me back to my childhood, nostalgia!

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  7. Aww I loved Spot as a child! I'd love to read this book to my little boy x

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  8. spot reminds me of being a child

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  9. I think the pictures are lovely and my boys love lifting the flaps

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  10. I remember reading these when I was younger, Spot is timeless :)

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  11. I enjoyed reading Spot books to my little ones, now I am reading them to my Grandchildren.

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  12. Such simple and fun books, whats not to love.

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  13. I used to read them with my girls, then with the children at nursery school and now have the pleasure of reading with my grandson :-) Timeless books

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  14. I've loved Spot since I was a child. I look forward to introducing my new niece to him!

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  15. We've always loved spot, all my children have read the books and now my one year old enjoys them too

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  16. My daughter loves animals, and Spot is so cute!

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  17. Reminds me of being a kid. So simple and fun to read x

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  18. Reminds me of being a kid. So simple and fun to read x

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  19. because he just keeps going :) its one of those hand me down books that you can never get bored of :)

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  20. My youngest granddaughter loves spot

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  21. Spot is an icon, he is the Paul McCartney of preschool characters.

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  22. I grew up reading spot books. I love how inquisitive he is and always getting into some sort of mischief

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  23. I grew up loving him, he is a classic! Brilliant Little puppy

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    1. I grew up loving him, he is a classic! Brilliant Little puppy - Cassandra Mayers

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  24. Children really love him and enjoy his stories

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  25. Brings back memories of reading the books as a child. I'd always choose a spot book at school! :)

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