Britta Teckentrup
Under the Same Sky

Little Tiger (3+)

9781848575868 (hardback)

Animals of land, sea and sky, from around the globe, come together in this illustrated treat which celebrates the closeness of the world's communities through their shared hopes and dreams.

The illustrator creates a simple, flowing narrative through her effective use of die cuts, clever composition and carefully considered colour palette, which is framed by the same mountain-top landscape on the textured board cover and elegant evergreen endpapers. We are taken on a voyage of discovery around the world; to rooftops, savannahs, meadows, oceans, forests and rivers. There is a natural rhythm and effective transition between each spread, and the animals and their young are rendered in Teckentrup’s distinctive style and given depth and perspective with a very clever use of texture and layering.


Britta Teckentrup has written and illustrated over 80 picture books, which have been published in over 20 different countries. She 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. 

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