Books by Britta Teckentrup

NEON LEON by Jane Clarke
Released: July 24, 2018

"Interactive reading at its best. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The title might lead readers to believe—with justification—that this is a blindingly colorful picture book, but it's all the more surprising because Leon is a chameleon! Read full book review >
LOOK AT THE WEATHER by Britta Teckentrup
Released: April 15, 2018

"An immersive, inviting mix of appealing art and information. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
A visual compendium of weather phenomena offers some scientific explanations along with more personal reflections. Read full book review >
WHERE'S THE BABY? by Britta Teckentrup
Released: April 10, 2018

"It won't be difficult at all to find eager readers for this book. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"I spy" fun for little ones. Read full book review >
MOON by Britta Teckentrup
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"An engaging if flawed title. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Third in the Peek-Through Picture Books series that includes Tree (2016) and Bee (2017), this volume employs die cuts to explore the phases of the moon. Read full book review >
RUN HOME, LITTLE MOUSE by Britta Teckentrup
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This simple, repetitive tale with vivid images and a comforting ending is a good choice for one-on-one or group sharing. (Board book. 1-4)"
Little Mouse has gotten lost in the big, dark forest, and he must avoid some scary predators as he makes his way back home. Read full book review >
ANIMAL 1 2 3 by Britta Teckentrup
Released: March 1, 2012

"The seamless interactivity merits two thumbs up. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Lifting flaps elevates this counting book above traditional fare. Read full book review >
LITTLE WOLF'S SONG by Britta Teckentrup
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The vocabulary is both accessible to young readers and deftly nuanced, abetting swift character development. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It distresses Little Wolf that he can't howl. Read full book review >
GRUMPY CAT by Britta Teckentrup
Released: May 1, 2008

"With luck, children will find the drama so engrossing that they will not notice the inconsistencies in Cat's facial markings: Sometimes Cat has four stripes on the right and three on the left and sometimes they are reversed. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Not knowing how to make friends, Cat spends all of his time alone until a powerful thunderstorm deposits a bedraggled kitten at his feet. Read full book review >
HOW BIG IS THE WORLD? by Britta Teckentrup
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Brisk, bright and packed with age-appropriate information. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When Little Mole asks the title question, Papa's reply is, "Why don't you go and find out?" Read full book review >
BIG SMELLY BEAR by Britta Teckentrup
Released: March 20, 2007

"Closing with a scene of tender togetherness, and a final view of Big Smelly Bear in the pond with a scrub brush and a rubber duckie, this should engender roars of approval while deftly making its point. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Perfect for sharing with young children, this crowd-pleaser features an oversized format, a rhythmic text and a cast of big, easily visible woodland creatures—led by a bear who never brushes or bathes: "Big Smelly Bear was followed by a big smelly stink wherever he went. Read full book review >
FLABBY TABBY by Penny McKinlay
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Comically charming, Fit Kit and Flabby Tabby are a hit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anyone who has ever known or owned an overweight cat will grin at this oh-so-true tale. Read full book review >
RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE by Britta Teckentrup
Released: June 1, 1997

"The collages are eye-catching, but may appear somewhat abstract, and therefore less than involving, to very young readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A jungle tug-of-war captures the colorful pizazz of tropical plant and animal life, but not the suspense of the real rope- pulling game. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"That twist—along with the lively pace and blithe tone—will make readers smile. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
In this tale from Malaysia, Kancil, a mouse deer—and trickster—and Kura-Kura, a tortoise, are best friends in an idyllic tropical forest enticingly rendered in Teckentrup's cut-paper illustrations. ``All the animals lived happily together, as long as they were careful to talk to the crocodiles- -who were always hungry—from a distance,'' Day puts it, economical and witty in her first picture book. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1995

"Handsome, textured painted paper collages in a southwestern palette give the images of the swift narrative credence. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
British author Sage (The Little Band, 1991) teams up with newcomer Teckentrup for an amusing interpretation of a Native American creation myth which successfully telescopes many variant versions (fully sourced on the copyright page) into a coherent and captivating whole. Read full book review >