Britta Teckentrup is the author and illustrator of over 60 children's books, including the bestselling BIG SMELLY BEAR, HOW BIG IS THE WORLD? and GRUMPY CAT, which was selected by the Booktrust's Bookstart scheme 250,000 copies to be distributed to families throughout the UK. Britta has been published in over 20 different countries. Her fine art work has been frequently exhibited at her London gallery and at art fairs all over the world. She has published several books with Hachette.