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Britta Teckentrup

  • 5 stars across 52 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    1st February 2008

    How Big is the World?

    Journey to the far corners of the world with Little Mole, as he travels from the frozen north to the tropics. Witness hi... More

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    1st January 2012

    Animal Spots and Stripes

    Children will love meeting Britta's host of animals, each sporting stylish spots or stripes. Hidden behind each flap on... More

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    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

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    1st August 2012

    Where's the Baby

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    27th April 2016

    Don't Wake Up Tiger!

    Tiger is fast asleep, but oh dear! She's lying completely in the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking ... More

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    4th May 2017

    Under the Same Sky

    We sing the same songs, caught on the breeze... We sing the same songs, across the same seas. Written and illustrated b... More

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    21st September 2017

    Britta Teckentrup's First Words

    Let's say hello to the animals at the zoo. One is tall and spotty, can you see who? Gentle rhyming text combines with a ... More

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    4th October 2018

    Mole's Star

    A magical, star-filled picture book about learning to share the wonders of our world. Every evening, Mole c... More

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    1st November 2013

    Grande y Pequeno

    This beautiful board book introduces first vocabulary about nature with appealing, textured illustrations that compare t... More

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    1st March 2014

    The Odd One Out

    Which bird has caught the worm? Can you spot the startled tortoise? And where is the shy little shrimp? On every dazzli... More

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    6th September 2013

    Y Goeden Gofio

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    21st January 2006

    Sleep Tight, Little Bear

    A gentle, heart-warming bedtime tale, featuring the popular Big and Little Bear. Little Bear has found a little-bear-si... More

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    1st September 2013

    Up and Down

    Little Penguin misses his friend and decides it's time to visit. Leaping off his iceberg, he embarks on a journey, facin... More

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    5th September 2013

    Clumsy Duck

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    1st June 2007

    Big Smelly Bear

    Big Smelly Bear is big and smelly and never washes! He is determined to stay smelly until one day he has an itch he cann... More

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    27th May 2015

    Take a Circle

    Learn about circles in this creative exploration of shapes. With simple words and bold, graphic images, Britta Teckentru... More

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    27th May 2015

    Take a Square

    Learn about squares in this creative exploration of shapes. With simple words and bold, graphic images, Britta Teckentru... More

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    27th May 2015

    Take a Triangle

    Learn about triangles in this creative exploration of shapes. With simple words and bold, graphic images, Britta Teckent... More

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    27th May 2015

    Take a Line

    Learn about lines in this creative exploration of shapes. With simple words and bold, graphic images, Britta Teckentrup ... More

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    1st January 2012

    Animal 1,2,3

    Yound children can have fun getting interactive with Britta Teckentrup's hands-on counting book. Children will love mee... More

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    1st March 2015

    Where's the Pair?: A Spotting Book

    Can you spot the Siamese cats? Where are the fish with matching fins? This fabulous follow up to stand-out title The Odd... More

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    5th April 2012

    Big Noisy Book of Busy Places

    This bright and bold book is bursting with busy places. Each of the 16 colourful spreads explores a different environmen... More

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    1st September 2010

    Little Wolf's Song

    Little Wolf lives high up in the snowy mountains. Everything is perfect, except for one thing - Little Wolf can't howl! ... More

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    1st December 2013

    Rapido y Lento

    Little ones love things that go. Introduce first vocabulary about modes of transportation with this essential baby book.... More

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    14th July 2016

    One is Not a Pair: A spotting book

    Britta Teckentrup, creator of the bestselling The Odd One Out and Where's the Pair returns with another gorgeously illus... More

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    31st January 2017

    Bee

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    9th March 2017

    Animal 123

    From 1 wriggly snake to 10 dancing dragonflies and lots of other creatures in-between, Britta's stylishly bold illustrat... More

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    7th September 2017

    One is Not a Pair: Spotting Postcards

    There are pairs of socks and bears and twin black cats with fearsome stares. Matching planes zoom in the air - but just ... More

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    10th July 2018

    Little Mouse and the Red Wall

    A simple, beautiful and timely picture book about facing our fears, discovering hope and welcoming change within our... More

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    21st September 2017

    Britta Teckentrup's Opposites

    Night-time is close, the birds go inside to bed, but which little bird is outside instead? Gentle rhyming text combines ... More

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    21st September 2017

    Britta Teckentrup's Animals

    I can spy a mummy elephant. Can you find her baby? Match the mummy animal to her baby in this wonderful introduction to ... More

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    21st September 2017

    Britta Teckentrup's Colours

    Six little fish in the sea can be seen, but can you find the fish with scales that are green? Gentle rhyming text combin... More

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    1st November 2005

    Ten Steps To Bedtime

    Count your way to bed with this innovative novelty for the very young! Turn the tabbed pages to see little bear eating h... More

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    1st August 2008

    Big Noisy Book of Vehicles

    Bright, bold and jam-packed with vehicles! Each colourful spread explores a different environment and the forms of trans... More

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    1st December 2009

    Big Noisy Book of Animals

    Animals come in all shapes and sizes, from small and fluffy to huge and scaly. In Big Noisy Book of Animals, discover hu... More

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    6th June 2019

    How Big is the World?

    "How big is the world?" asks Little Mole, and he goes on an epic journey to find out - discovering lots of new things al... More

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    2nd March 2018

    Birds and Their Feathers

    Hailed as "a magnificent volume that offers hours of lingering pleasure... fertile ground for conversation and imaginati... More

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    7th July 2011

    The Wheels on the Bus

    'The wheels on the bus go round and round,Round and round, round and round,The wheels on the bus go round and round,All ... More

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    23rd August 2018

    Oskar Can...

    Britta Teckentrup has established herself as one of the most popular children's book authors today. Her vibrant, collage... More

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    An Oval Submarine

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    A Red Train

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