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Britta Teckentrup

  • 5 stars across 71 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

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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

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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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    6th September 2018

    Frost

    The neighbours all complain about the foxes hanging around the flat where Cassie lives, close to the river Thames, but C... More

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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

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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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    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 illustra... More

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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

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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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    4th May 2017

    Never Take a Bear to School

    A delightfully funny story that will reassure every child anxious about starting a new school or nursery. Bears... 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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    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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    10th September 2015

    Big and Small

    With engaging photos and patterned text, books in this series are perfect for introducing emergent readers to the topic ... More

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    5th March 2015

    Your Hand in My Hand

    A beautiful, lyrical picture book about the love between a parent and child. And a celebration of the natural wonder... 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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    5th October 2017

    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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    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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    6th March 2008

    A Red Train: A Colours Book

    Take a train, car, bus or boat through the colours of the rainbow and more. A Red Train features the vibrant illustratio... More

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    7th May 2009

    Moon

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

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    6th March 2008

    A Black Cat: An ABC Book

    Learn the alphabet through this illustrated concept book. Clever descriptive sentences use the letters and words feature... More

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    30th January 2015

    Moon Pie

    Eleven-year-old Martha is used to being the one who has to keep her head. Tug, her little brother, is too small. Dad is ... More

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    1st March 2011

    Leap

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    26th October 2007

    Moon Bubble

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    1st January 2003

    Busy Bunny Days: In the Town, on the Farm and at the Port

    Join the Rabbit Family for a busy day in their hometown, on a fun-filled farm adventure and at the port for an exciting ... More

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    29th March 2012

    A Quiet Day in the Jungle

    Part of the My First Picture Book series: perfect for every toddler to help encourage language skills, understanding, en... More

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    1st March 1994

    Coyote Makes Man

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    1st September 1994

    Coyote Makes Man

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    6th September 2013

    Y Goeden Gofio

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    5th September 2013

    Clumsy Duck

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    1st December 2006

    Flabby Tabby

    Tabby is not the most energetic cat. She lives her life between her bowl and her basket and if she ever wants to get on ... More

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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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    3rd July 2014

    Time to Read: Flabby Tabby

    Tabby enjoys a comfortable life, until Fit Kit arrives. Introducing ideas for a healthy lifestyle. Created in consu... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Time to Read: Bumposaurus

    A dinosaur who finds out the hard way that it' s all right to be different. Created in con... More

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    1st September 2013

    Playbook Pirates

    This is the perfect novelty package for all pre-school children - it is bright, vibrant, sturdy and will provide hours o... More

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    1st October 2012

    Playbook Farm

    This is the perfect novelty package for all pre-school children - it is bright, vibrant, sturdy and will provide hours o... More

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    1st October 2013

    Fast and Slow

    Small fingers point, little mouths say. What fast and slow things can you see today?... More

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    1st July 2013

    My Book of Opposites

    Learn all about opposites with this quirky cast of animal characters by award-winning illustrator, Britta Teckentrup. Bi... More

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    1st July 2013

    My Book of Counting

    Learn to count with this quirky cast of animal characters by award-winning illustrator, Britta Teckentrup. Big ideas for... 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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    4th September 2014

    Let's Talk About Animals

    Prickly, squishy, friendly, poisonous, stripy, huge and fabulous animals! This book is bursting with animals of every sh... More

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    7th August 2014

    Playbook Castle

    This is the perfect novelty package for all pre-school children - it is bright, vibrant, sturdy and will provide hours o... More

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    7th April 2016

    Where's the Pair: Postcards

    Can you spot the Siamese cats? Where are the fish with matching fins? The glorious illustrations get more and more intri... 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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    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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    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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    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 March 2008

    A Starfish: A Shapes Book

    A Starfish features basic and more complex shapes, with descriptive text which encourage infants' deductive learning. Th... More

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    1st March 2008

    A Happy Home: A First Words Book

    A Happy Home packs first words with sweet illustrations! Everyday words focusing on the home environment will help pare... 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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    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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    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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    23rd August 2018

    There are Fish Everywhere

    There are fish everywhere! Some of them live in fresh water, some of them live under ice, and some even live in the dese... More

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    4th April 2019

    How Big is Our Baby?: A 9-month guide for soon-to-be siblings

    When a new baby is on the way, siblings-to-be have lots of feelings and plenty of questions. But whether they're impatie... More

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    4th February 2019

    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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    19th September 2019

    How Big is Our Baby?: A 9-month guide for soon-to-be siblings

    When a new baby is on the way, siblings-to-be have lots of feelings and plenty of questions. But whether they're impatie... More

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    3rd October 2019

    An Oval Submarine

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    1st 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 ... More

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