Eric Gordon Hill OBE (born 7 September 1927 in London) is 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 started writing about Spot the dog for his little son Christopher. In that first book, Spot was hiding behind little flaps which can be lifted by little children.
He appeared on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Episode #1645 where he and Fred Rogers discussed the making of a page in a Spot book.
He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.
- Spot the Dog (1987)
- Frederick Warne & Co