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Britta Teckentrup

  • 5 stars across 81 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)
7th May 2009


The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun. Since p... MoreMoon

(20 reviews) Review
10th September 2015

Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckent... MoreTree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

(18 reviews) Review
4th July 2016

Bee: Nature's tiny miracle

A wonder of nature is about to unfold... Turn the pages to follow the miraculous little bee and its journey from flow... MoreBee: Nature's tiny miracle

(18 reviews) Review
2nd February 2017

Neon Leon

A delightful interactive picture book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, by bestselling author and illustrator duo Jane ... MoreNeon Leon

(18 reviews) Review
11th January 2018

Firefly Home

A delightful interactive picture book, filled with beautiful neon artwork, by bestselling author and illustrator duo J... MoreFirefly Home

(18 reviews) Review
2nd May 2019

Sea: A World Beneath the Waves

Discover a world beneath the waves that is teeming with life, from tiny graceful seahorses to darting tropical fish and ... MoreSea: A World Beneath the Waves

(10 reviews) Review
7th May 2015

Get Out Of My Bath!

Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath but she's not the only one... her fun is interrupted when a crocodile d... MoreGet Out Of My Bath!

(9 reviews) Review
6th 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 ... MoreWe Are Together

(5 reviews) Review
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