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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 2014

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring ... 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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    3rd July 2009

    Animal Pants

    From long johns to bloomers, Y-fronts to boxers - this book is quite simply packed with pants! There's a cat who b... More

    (7 reviews)
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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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    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

    (3 reviews)
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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

    (3 reviews)
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    1st September 2018

    We Are Together

    On our own we're special, And we can chase our dream. But when we join up, hand in hand, Together we're ... 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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    4th March 2019

    Cat and Mouse

    The perfect place for a mouse is inside a cozy, warm house, but a cat lives there too, and once the cat sees the mouse, ... More

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