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Britta Teckentrup

  • 5 stars across 69 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)
    2nd January 2018

    Firefly Home

    There's no place like home, but poor Florence Firefly is lost, and there are so many bright lights shining in the night ... More

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    1st 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... More

    (15 reviews)
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    7th September 2017

    Moon

    Have you ever wondered why the moon shines in the night-time sky? As the moon waxes and wanes above, the world below ... More

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    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... More

    (12 reviews)
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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

    (6 reviews)
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    22nd April 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... More

    (5 reviews)
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    1st March 2016

    Neon Leon

    Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is neon! In fact, he's SO bright that he k... More

    (4 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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    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)
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