Britta Teckentrup

Nationality: Germany

Britta was born in Hamburg in Germany in 1969 and grew up in a city called Wuppertal. She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration at Central St Martin’s School of Art followed by an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. After 17 years in the UK she now lives in Berlin with her Scottish husband and their son. Britta works as an illustrator, author and fine artist and has published over 90 picture books in over 20 countries. Her awards include a nomination for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis , a Special Mention at the Bologna Ragazzi Award and the Purple Island Award at the Nami Concours.


Key Idea

The Odd One Out series is made up of four search and find picture books for children. In each book you have to solve 15 picture puzzles that get harder as you go along. Each illustration is accompanied by a short poem that gives clues about what you have to look for in the illustration. At first sight the illustration looks like a homogenous wallpaper-like pattern but if you look hard enough you will be able to find ‘ the odd one out, ‘the pair’ or ‘the one that’s not a pair’ ... I wanted to create an elegant and classic search and find book

Material & Technique

Oil paint and paper before turned into final digital artwork.


Big Picture Press/Templar