Accomplished art and a clever use of the die cut illustrate a lyrical and reassuring expression of the universality of love.
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award
With its dedication, ‘For a united world …’, Britta Teckentrup’s new picture book is a celebration of the things that bring us all together. ‘Wherever we are’ reads the text, ‘we live under the same sky, feel the same love, play the same games, and dream the same dreams’. These short lines are cleverly highlighted in peek-through shapes that link the different pages together and each spread depicts animal families across the world. Teckentrup’s textured collage style illustrations are extraordinarily beautiful and create a real sense of calm, togetherness and hope. With a vital message of unity and friendship, this is an important and moving book to share with children.
We sing the same songs, caught on the breeze...We sing the same songs, across the same seas.
Dedicated to a united world, Under the Same Sky is a gorgeous peep-through picture book that uses the animal kingdom to explore the closeness of communities through their shared hopes and dreams.
Through simplistic rhyming text Teckentrup takes the reader through a story of unity. From penguins seeking solace together to rabbits playing in the meadow, deer frolicking in the fields and flamingos sheltering from the storm. Teckentrup’s beautiful collaging techniques bring the animals and their environments to life and reiterates to the reader that despite our differences we all live in this world together.
Teckentrup is one of the most innovative picture book artists working today. Her intricate collage style is striking, original and perfectly brings to life the simple message of unity.
“I'm a fan of her peek-through picture books, and this is a particularly beautiful celebration of the animal kingdom, and of shared hopes and dreams.” – Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
Praise for Bee:
“This is one of the most beautifully illustrated and inked books for young children we've seen this year.”
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“A lushly designed narrative non-fiction picture book” The Bookseller
“A gorgeous book about the wonderment of bees and pollination told in simple rhymes and delicately illustrated by the multi-talented Teckentrup” Huffington Post
“Bee is a celebration of one of nature's most important insects - and one we desperately need to protect for future generations.” Evening Telegraph
“The pages of this vibrant peep through book opens up into a bouqet of brilliance that will entrance as you follow them from flower to flower.” South Wales Evening Post
“An ode to the humble yet formidable Bee, this peek-through picture book magically brings the story of a bee to life through a rhyming lyrical text and will engage readers young and old.” RTE Junior
“Beautifully-illustrated peep-through picture book” Words for Life
“Truly bee-utiful” Armadillo Magazine
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: Caterpillar Books Ltd an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
|Publication date:||4th May 2017|
|Publisher:||Caterpillar Books Ltd an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Carnegie Greenaway, UKLA 2018|
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.More About Britta Teckentrup