Eric Hill, children's book author known for Spot the Dog series, is dead at 86

  • by: CHANNING JOSEPH , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 12, 2014 - 8:15 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popular series of children's books that have sold more than 60 million copies, has died at his home in central California. He was 86.

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