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Britta Teckentrup - Author

About the Author

Britta Teckentrup has written and illustrated over 80 picture books, which have been published in over 20 different countries. As well as producing many best-sellers, Britta
has won numerous awards including a Special Mention at the Bologna Ragazzi, Most Innovative Picture Book at the Junior Design Awards and her recent bestseller Bee, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Independent Booksellers Award. After 17 years in the UK, Britta
now lives and works in Berlin with her Scottish husband, son Vincent and their old cat Oskar. Follow Britta on Instagram here.

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring illustrations by Britta Teckentrup. The peek-through pages reveal each new Christmas gift, creating a stunning layered effect. A perfect gift for your true love!

Kindness Grows A Peek-through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup

Kindness Grows A Peek-through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

It all starts with a crack that we can hardly see, It happens when we shout or if we disagree. But with every kindness that we care to show, Something good and magical then begins to grow... Angry words cause a crack to open up, but find out what happens when kindness begins to blossom in this thought-provoking book by award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup.

We Are Together

We Are Together

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

On our own, we're special, and we can chase our dream. But when we join up, hand in hand, together, we're a team. Celebrate the power of love and friendship in this beautiful book by award-winning illustrator and author Britta Teckentrup. With vibrant artwork and peek-through pages, this is a picture book to treasure.

There are Bugs Everywhere

There are Bugs Everywhere

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

There are bugs everywhere! Some of them live in jungles, some of them underwater, and some certainly live in your house. There are Bugs Everywhere is the second in a series of non-fiction books from Britta Teckentrup. Young readers will learn where in the world all sorts of animals can be found and all the weird and wonderful things about them that they never imagined were true. This is non-fiction with spark and personality from a much-loved illustrator.

Get Out Of My Bath!

Get Out Of My Bath!

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2019

Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath but she's not the only one... Her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join in followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie's bath is ruined. What can she do? Suck all the water into her trunk of course! Ellie waits until the uninvited animals have left before squirting the water back. Finally Ellie can enjoy her bath in peace!

Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2019

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, a chase ensues. As the cat and mouse scurry about-on top of a chair, inside a box, outside a window, through a hole-young readers will learn about important prepositions that help them understand where one object is in relation to another. At the end of this colorful chase, the cat and mouse curl up together and nap until they're ready to start the whole thing again. Britta Teckentrup's eye-catching, simple illustrations are cleverly enhanced with cut-outs that help reinforce the words, providing a unique and fun interactive experience that teaches young readers about basic prepositions.

Mole's Star

Mole's Star

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2019

A magical, star-filled picture book about learning to share the wonders of our world. Every evening, Mole comes out of his burrow to watch the twinkling stars in the sky above. How he wishes he could have them for his very own! Then one night he sees a shooting star, and suddenly his wish comes true. There's just one problem: now that Mole's burrow is full of beautiful, shining stars, none of the other animals can enjoy them . . . Written and illustrated by the award-winning Britta Teckentrup, this beautiful picture book will spark conversations about sharing, friendship and using the resources of our world responsibly. Look out for more books from Britta Teckentrup: Little Mouse and the Red Wall The Memory Tree My Hand in Your Hand Never Take a Bear to School

Mole's Star

Mole's Star

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A magical, star-filled picture book about learning to share the wonders of our world. Every evening, Mole comes out of his burrow to watch the twinkling stars in the sky above. How he wishes he could have them for his very own! Then one night he sees a shooting star, and suddenly his wish comes true. There's just one problem: now that Mole's burrow is full of beautiful, shining stars, none of the other animals can enjoy them . . . Written and illustrated by the award-winning Britta Teckentrup, this beautiful picture book will spark conversations about sharing, friendship and using the resources of our world responsibly. Look out for more books from Britta Teckentrup: Little Mouse and the Red Wall The Memory Tree My Hand in Your Hand Never Take a Bear to School

Oskar Can...

Oskar Can...

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Britta Teckentrup has established herself as one of the most popular children's book authors today. Her vibrant, collage- based illustrations have made her books a favorite in homes, schools, and libraries. And her character, Oskar, based on her family cat of the same name, is the perfect companion for young readers. This new book sends a simple, positive message that will empower kids to claim their own accomplishments. Tie a shoe? Brush their teeth? Wash their dishes? Bounce a ball? If Oskar can do it, they can too. Fans of Oskar's adventures will be thrilled to discover their friend is back with a new story. And readers meeting Oskar for the first time will discover a delightful, relatable character who makes them feel good about themselves and the world around them.

Little Mouse and the Red Wall

Little Mouse and the Red Wall

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

A simple, beautiful and timely picture book about facing our fears, discovering hope and welcoming change within ourselves and the world. What lies beyond the Red Wall? Mouse's friends don't know - but that doesn't stop them feeling scared. Can Mouse find the courage to travel into the unknown - where a world of hope and possibility awaits? From Global Illustration Excellence Award winner Britta Teckentrup comes a simple and beautiful tale about facing our fears and discovering hope - perfect for even the youngest children. This timely book offers a powerful message that, with broad minds and open hearts, there is no limit to the change that is possible - for ourselves, others and the world. Look out for more books from Britta Teckentrup: The Memory Tree My Hand in Your Hand Never Take a Bear to School

Birds and Their Feathers

Birds and Their Feathers

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/03/2018

Hailed as a magnificent volume that offers hours of lingering pleasure... fertile ground for conversation and imagination, (Midwest Book Review) Britta Teckentrup's The Egg introduced children to one of nature's most perfect creations. Now, employing the same earth-tone coloring and delicate illustrations that have made her an enormously popular children's author, Teckentrup turns her gaze to the endlessly fascinating feather. What are they made of? Why do birds have so many of them? How do they help birds fly? And what other purpose do they serve? By providing accessible answers to these and other questions, this delightful book introduces young readers to the wonders of plumology, while also drawing them in with enchanting illustrations. An exquisitely rendered fusion of art and science, this marvelous book satisfies young readers' natural curiosity about the world around them.

Little Mouse and the Red Wall

Little Mouse and the Red Wall

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

What lies beyond the Red Wall? Mouse's friends don't know - but that doesn't stop them feeling scared. Can Mouse find the courage to travel into the unknown, where a world of freedom and possibility awaits? From Global Illustration Excellence Award winner Britta Teckentrup comes a simple and beautiful tale about facing our fears, welcoming change and discovering freedom - perfect for even the youngest children. Lift the stylish dust jacket to reveal the colourful, decorative cover beneath. This beautiful jacketed hardback is the perfect gift for a loved one! Look out for more books from Britta Teckentrup: The Memory Tree My Hand in Your Hand Never Take a Bear to School

Little Wolf's Song

Little Wolf's Song

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2017

Little Wolf lives high up in the snowy mountains. Everything is perfect, except for one thing - Little Wolf just can't howl! His mum, dad, brothers and sister all have their own special song, but all Little Wolf can manage is a squeak. But one day, when Little Wolf finds himself lost and far from home, he looks up to the full moon and finally finds his own voice.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring illustrations by Britta Teckentrup. The peep-through pages reveal each new Christmas gift, creating a stunning layered effect. A perfect gift for your true love!

Britta Teckentrup's First Words

Britta Teckentrup's First Words

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 21/09/2017

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 fun spotting activity to present early concepts in a fun new way. Explore familiar settings and objects around the home from food to animals, plants, toys, vehicles and shapes. With beautiful retro-inspired artwork from award-winning artist Britta Teckentrup, these bold and colourful board books are guaranteed to delightful adults and babies alike.

Britta Teckentrup's Animals

Britta Teckentrup's Animals

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 21/09/2017

I can spy a mummy elephant. Can you find her baby? Match the mummy animal to her baby in this wonderful introduction to early concepts. With beautiful retro-inspired artwork from award-winning artist Britta Teckentrup, these bold and colourful board books are guaranteed to delightful adults and babies alike.

Britta Teckentrup's Opposites

Britta Teckentrup's Opposites

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 21/09/2017

Night-time is close, the birds go inside to bed, but which little bird is outside instead? Gentle rhyming text combines with a fun spotting activity to present early concepts in a fun new way. Can you find the odd one out? With beautiful retro-inspired artwork from award-winning artist Britta Teckentrup, these bold and colourful board books are guaranteed to delightful adults and babies alike.

Britta Teckentrup's Colours

Britta Teckentrup's Colours

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 21/09/2017

Six little fish in the sea can be seen, but can you find the fish with scales that are green? Gentle rhyming text combines with a fun spotting activity to present early concepts in a fun new way. Can you identify the correct colour? With beautiful retro-inspired artwork from award-winning artist Britta Teckentrup, these bold and colourful board books are guaranteed to delightful adults and babies alike.

One is Not a Pair: Spotting Postcards

One is Not a Pair: Spotting Postcards

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

There are pairs of socks and bears and twin black cats with fearsome stares. Matching planes zoom in the air - but just one thing is not a pair. Enjoy looking through this vibrant collection of postcards and find the hidden surprise on every one. With beautiful retro-inspired artwork by award-winning artist Britta Teckentrup, this lovely collection comes with a linen-effect wrap-over cover, making it the perfect gift.

Oskar and Mo

Oskar and Mo

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Britta Teckentrup delighted children around the world when she introduced them to Oskar, the charming raven who loves the ocean, snow, books, the sun, and the rain. Oskar Loves was named one of the best children's books of 2016 by School Library Journal. Now Oskar has a new friend, Mo. Featuring the same gorgeous colors and geometric collages that have made Teckentrup such a popular author and illustrator worldwide, this story will speak to young readers, who will learn about the many forms friendship takes while enjoying Teckentrup's beautiful illustrations.

Where's the Baby?

Where's the Baby?

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

On every one of the brilliantly patterned pages of this book, there is a mother animal with a baby. Children will love searching for the baby animal in this spot-and-find book. This is the fourth beautiful title in Britta Teckentrup's bestselling spotting series, which includes: The Odd One Out, Where's the Pair and One is not a Pair. The series has sold over 250,000 copies internationally.

The Egg

The Egg

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2017

Is there anything as simple as an egg? Is there anything as complex? In this gorgeous picture book, Britta Teckentrup portrays eggs through the eyes of an artist. From hummingbirds to the extinct elephant bird, illustrations of the avian world's smallest and largest eggs demonstrate the variety present in nature. Pastel studies explore the rainbow of soft colors and intricate patterns that make eggs of common birds seem incredibly striking. In Teckentrup's hands, a scattering of broken egg shells become abstract art; a nest of unhatched eggs suggest the possibility and promise of life. Her studies of songbirds and nests are themselves beautifully composed works of color and line. A lovely meditation on the diversity of eggs, this magnificent book offers hours of lingering pleasure, and becomes fertile ground for conversation and imagination.

Animal Spots and Stripes

Animal Spots and Stripes

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 09/03/2017

From a spotty dog to a stripy caterpillar and a host of other patterned creatures, Britta's stylishly bold illustrations are brought to life in this sturdy board book.

Animal 123

Animal 123

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

From 1 wriggly snake to 10 dancing dragonflies and lots of other creatures in-between, Britta's stylishly bold illustrations are brought to life in this sturdy board book

One is Not a Pair A spotting book

One is Not a Pair A spotting book

Author: Britta Teckentrup, Katie Haworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Britta Teckentrup, creator of the bestselling The Odd One Out and Where's the Pair returns with another gorgeously illustrated spotting book. In One is Not a Pair, each patterned page contains a set of pairs . . . but one thing does not match any of the others. Can you find it? Where is the broken pencil amongst the matching sets? Which teddy bear does not have an identical twin? Which house is the only completely different one on the street?

Don't Wake Up Tiger!

Don't Wake Up Tiger!

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/2016

Tiger is fast asleep, but oh dear! She's lying completely in the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up? t's a good job that the reader is there to help keep Tiger asleep, isn't it? But where exactly are they going with all those big shiny balloons? Do you think it might be someone's birthday?

Get Out Of My Bath!

Get Out Of My Bath!

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2016

Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath but she's not the only one... her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join in followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie's bath is ruined. What can she do?

Where's the Pair: Postcards

Where's the Pair: Postcards

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Postcard book or pack Release Date: 07/04/2016

Can you spot the Siamese cats? Where are the fish with matching fins? The glorious illustrations get more and more intricate with every one of these pull-out postcards, each featuring a different detailed design from the much-loved Where's the Pair?. This lovely collection of ready-to-send postcards comes with a linen-effect wrap-over cover, making it the perfect gift.

Don't Wake Up Tiger!

Don't Wake Up Tiger!

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Tiger is fast asleep but - oh dear! - she's lying completely in the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up? Luckily, Frog has an excellent idea and, holding his balloon, he floats right over sleeping Tiger! Fox is next, followed by Tortoise, Mouse and Stork, but it will be tricky for them all to get past without Tiger noticing! It's a good job that the reader is there to help keep Tiger asleep, isn't it? But where exactly are they going with all those big shiny balloons? Do you think it might be someone's birthday? Can you guess who? Winner of the Dutch Picture Book of the Year Award 2017!

Clumsy Duck

Clumsy Duck

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Up and Down

Up and Down

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Little Penguin misses his friend and decides it's time to visit. Leaping off his iceberg, he embarks on a journey, facing ups and downs, ins and outs (and more opposites, besides!) until the pair are finally reunited. Young readers will have fun getting hands-on with this interactive book of lift-flap opposites, presented in an upmarket format that perfectly showcases Britta Teckentrup's colour-rich artwork.

Get Out Of My Bath!

Get Out Of My Bath!

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2015

Ellie the elephant loves to have fun in the bath but she's not the only one... her fun is interrupted when a crocodile decides to join in followed by a flamingo, then a mouse and even a tiger! Poor Ellie's bath is ruined. What can she do?

The Odd One Out

The Odd One Out

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2015

Can you spot the timid tortoise? And can you spy the shy little shrimp? The visual acuity fun gets more and more intricate with every one of these pull-out postcards, each featuring a different and gloriously detailed design from the original and much-loved Odd One Out. This lovely package, packed with ready-to-send postcards, comes with a linen-effect wrap-over cover, making it the perfect gift pack.

Where's the Pair? A Spotting Book

Where's the Pair? A Spotting Book

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2015

Can you spot the Siamese cats? Where are the fish with matching fins? This fabulous follow up to stand-out title The Odd One Out features rhyming riddles accompanied by a complex patterned artwork, within which the answer lies. Never has a search-and-find game been so pleasing to the eye than with this stylish title from the masterful Britta Teckentrup, presented in an upmarket, contemporary format.

Clumsy Duck

Clumsy Duck

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

The Memory Tree

The Memory Tree

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

A beautiful and heartfelt picture book to help children celebrate the memories left behind when a loved one dies. Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest, but now he is tired. He lies down in his favourite clearing, and falls asleep for ever. Before long, Fox's friends begin to gather in the clearing. One by one, they tell stories of the special moments that they shared with Fox. And so, as they share their memories, a tree begins to grow, becoming bigger and stronger with each memory, sheltering and protecting all the animals in the forest, just as Fox did when he was alive. This gentle story about the loss of a loved one is perfect for sharing and will bring comfort to both children and parents.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Introduce children to the traditional song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, in this beautiful new book, featuring illustrations by Britta Teckentrup. The peep-through pages reveal each new Christmas gift, creating a stunning layered effect. A perfect gift for your true love!

The Odd One Out

The Odd One Out

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2014

Which bird has caught the worm? Can you spot the startled tortoise? And where is the shy little shrimp? On every dazzlingly designed page of this book, one creature is not like the others. Young readers will have to look very carefully to spot the difference.

Big and Small

Big and Small

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2013

Fast and Slow

Fast and Slow

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2013

Up and Down

Up and Down

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Little Penguin misses his friend and decides it's time to visit. Leaping off his iceberg, he embarks on a journey, facing ups and downs, ins and outs (and more opposites, besides!) until the pair are finally reunited. Young readers will have fun getting hands-on with this interactive book of opposites, presented in an upmarket format that perfectly showcases Britta Teckentrup's colour-rich artwork.

Big Smelly Bear

Big Smelly Bear

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 23/08/2013

My Book of Opposites

My Book of Opposites

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2013

Learn all about opposites with this quirky cast of animal characters by award-winning illustrator, Britta Teckentrup. Big ideas for little learners!

My Book of Counting

My Book of Counting

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2013

Learn to count with this quirky cast of animal characters by award-winning illustrator, Britta Teckentrup. Big ideas for little learners!

Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2013

Once there was a cat who lived all alone.He ate on his own. He slept on his own.He spent every day alone. Poor Cat! The other kitties never ask him to play. He just seems so... grumpy. Then, one night, in a terrible rainstorm, everything changes: Cat hears a plaintive meow and finds a drenched little kitten taking shelter between his paws. And no matter what Grumpy Cat does, she's determined to stick by him. Endearing art, expressive characters, and gentle storytelling from Britta Teckentrup (Big Smelly Bear) send children the comforting message that there's a special friend for everyone.

Animal 1,2,3

Animal 1,2,3

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2012

Yound children can have fun getting interactive with Britta Teckentrup's hands-on counting book. Children will love meeting Britt'as charming menagerie of characters, which includes wriggly snakes, marking elephants and playful penguins. Hidden behind the flap on every spread is a surprise addition to the group, leading the child from one number to the next in a fun but logical way.

Animal Spots and Stripes

Animal Spots and Stripes

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Children will love meeting Britta's host of animals, each sporting stylish spots or stripes. Hidden behind each flap on every page is a surprise character, adding to the humour of this beautifully illustrated book. Young children will have fun learning animal names and patterns whilst getting interactive with Britta's fantastic hands-on concept book.

Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Grumpy Cat likes being alone, but a cuddly little kitten snuggles up to him and begins to follow him everywhere. Grumpy Cat tries to shake the kitten off, but without much luck. But when the kitten finally disappears, Grumpy Cat is suddenly not grumpy anymore...he's lonely. Watch Grumpy Cat's story unfold through Britta Teckentrup's expressive art style.

How Big is the World?

How Big is the World?

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Journey to the far corners of the world with Little Mole, as he travels from the frozen north to the tropics. Witness him meeting fascinating animals and discovering new lands as he asks the question, how big is the world?

Big Smelly Bear

Big Smelly Bear

Author: Britta Teckentrup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Big Smelly Bear is big and smelly and never washes! He is determined to stay smelly until one day he has an itch he cannot reach to scratch. Luckily for him, a big fluffy bear comes along and kindly offers to help. But first she wants him to do something - take a bath. After some loud discussion, she gets her way and he gets his back scratched - a warm and happy relationship develops with a soppy happy ending..

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