Britta Teckentrup was born in Hamburg, Germany. She later studied at St Martin's College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. Britta is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for children, including Big Smelly Bear, Grumpy Cat and How Big is the World. She has illustrated over 30 Children's books which have been translated into many different languages. Her fine art work is frequently exhibited at her London gallery and at art fairs all over the world.
After 17 years in the UK, Britta now lives and works in Berlin.