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We Are Together

Written by Britta Teckentrup

Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup

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LoveReading View on We Are Together

Artfully designed, this beautiful evocative rhyming text inspires young children to feel part of a wider world and promtes tolerance and understanding

Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup with typically vibrant colours and eye-catching compositions, We Are Together is a beautiful book. On each page children stand in different scenes, some are there on the page, others we glimpse through carefully-placed cut-outs. More and more appear on each page until at the end they all stand together, one big, happy crowd. The text emphasises the importance of community, of embracing all that life has to offer, and of the importance of friends particularly ‘when the icy winds blow’. Young readers will love looking at the different children, who though small are all individual characters, while the different scenes are wonderfully bright and lively, teeming with animals, birds or flowers. A book to inspire readers. 

Andrea Reece

We Are Together Synopsis

From the author that gave us the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted Under the Same Sky comes We Are Together. Dedicated to themes of love, support and friendship, We Are Together is a beautiful peep-through picture book that uses Teckentrup’s signature diverse and vibrant collage imagery to explore the power of collaborative voices, for support and for change.

Through simple rhyming text and a gradually widening cast of characters, Britta Teckentrup takes the reader through a story of the benefits of togetherness. Whether with just one friend, or in a much larger crowd, Teckentrup conveys a strong message that togetherness is always better than isolation. The beautiful collaging techniques synonymous with her style bring humans, animals, and the natural world together in a balance that delivers an unforgettable book. We Are Together sits perfectly amongst picture books aimed at increasing young readers’ awareness of the wider, global family that they are a part of.

Britta Teckentrup, once again, has proved herself to be a prominent voice in books that promote inclusion.
Teckentrup is one of the most innovative picture book artists working today. Her intricate collage style is striking, original and perfectly brings to life a simple message of unity.

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ISBN: 9781848576582
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Caterpillar Books Ltd an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848576582
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Britta Teckentrup
Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
Publisher: Caterpillar Books Ltd an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Britta Teckentrup

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. Her awards include a nomination for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis and two Special Mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Award for 'Alle Wetter' and 'The Egg'. 'Don't Wake Up Tiger' was Dutch picture book of the year 2018 and 'Under the Same Sky' on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Award. Britta has been invited to give workshops ...

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