At lunch time today I had a quick glance at the new's headlines, only to be met with the sad news of Eric Hill's passing. For my library's clientele that was very sad news because every child in a Prep School library knows Spot and has a definite view about him. Currently there is a poster of him right in the entrance, put there to celebrate Library Week a couple of week's ago. The toy Spots are never in the library and the box of books would be visited every day despite his age!
The obituary published in the Guardian gives a good overview of Eric Hill's remarkable life.
This is a photo of the wonderful poster in the doorway of the library. Kindergarten children line up there and point to each word as they read them.