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Britta Teckentrup

  • 5 stars across 58 books
    Britta Teckentrup Biography
    Britta Teckentrup is an award winning illustrator, author and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg and grew up in a city called Wuppertal. She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art.

    Britta is the author and illustrator of over 90 children's books including the bestselling The Memory Tree, The Odd One Out, Tree & Bee and Grumpy Cat, which was selected by the Booktrust's Bookstart scheme where 250,000 copies were distributed to families throughout the UK. Her books have been published in over 20 countries.

    Britta's awards include a nomination for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and a Special Mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Award for 'Alle Wetter' and Dutch picture book of the year 2018. 

    Britta has been invited to give workshops at The Edinburgh Book Festival, Hay Festival, Bath Festival and Ilustratour and her fine art work has been frequently exhibited at galleries and art fair around the world. 

    Britta now lives and works in Berlin with her Scottish husband, son Vincent and their old cat Oskar.

    Our favourite Britta Teckentrup Book Characters
    Ellie the elephant - from Get Out Of My Bath!
    All the woodland animals - from Moon

    Our favourite Britta Teckentrup Book Quotes
    "Poor Cat! All the other kitties in the neighborhood don’t ask him to come play. He just seems so grumpy. But really, he wants to join in the fun; he just doesn’t know how" (Grumpy Cat)

    "It’s never bath time for Big Smelly Bear: he doesn’t brush, he doesn’t wash, and he’s simply unBEARable. (Big Smelly Bear)
    1st September 2016

    Oskar Loves...

    Oskar, a charming raven, loves trees, red cherries, and the smell of spring. He also loves rain, snow, clouds, books, an... More

    (12 reviews)
    20th March 2017

    The Egg

    Is there anything as simple as an egg? Is there anything as complex? In this gorgeous picture book, Britta Teckentrup po... More

    (11 reviews)
    21st August 2017

    Oskar and Mo

    Britta Teckentrup delighted children around the world when she introduced them to Oskar, the charming raven who loves th... More

    (10 reviews)
    4th October 2018

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    Anna Wright has rapidly developed a following across the UK for her print, collage work and paintings, following in the ... More

    (7 reviews)
    21st September 2018

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me . . . The perfect gift for every day of Christmas, Brian Wildsmith... More

    (7 reviews)
    28th April 2011

    Up and Down

    New cover reissue of this magical sequel to Lost and Found from award-winning international bestselling picture book c... More

    (6 reviews)
    2nd October 2014

    The Memory Tree

    A beautiful and heartfelt picture book to help children celebrate the memories left behind when a loved one dies. ... More

    (3 reviews)
    4th September 2008

    Grumpy Cat

    Grumpy Cat likes being alone, but a cuddly little kitten snuggles up to him and begins to follow him everywhere. Grumpy ... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st April 2016

    Before I Wake Up...

    A young girl falls asleep and travels in her dreams through the sky, down to the ocean's depths and into a jungle. She i... More

    (2 reviews)
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