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Britta Teckentrup

I’m Not Scared: A Big Hedgehog and Little Hedgehog Adventure

With illustrations by Britta Teckentrup
Recommended age group: 4 +
$ 14.95| £ 10.99 (* recommended retail price)

Filled with gorgeous, richly textured, and softly colored illustrations, this book about navigating childhood fears will help young readers understand that everyone gets scared no matter how big or little you are.

This charming and relatable story about being afraid brings back Big Hedgehog and Little Hedgehog, two of Britta Teckentrup’s many marvelous characters who embody human emotions young readers can identify with and easily understand. From dark basements to deserted streets, swooping birds to cars’ glaring headlights, menacing foxes to friendly cats, the two friends spend a day and evening confronting things that are both frightful and harmless. As the two hedgehogs walk through their neighborhood, they talk casually about their fears and strategies for dealing with them—whistling, holding hands, counting, being still, and accepting kindness. Few children’s illustrators working today are able to capture nature’s lush colors and textures quite like Teckentrup. Vibrating with warmth and charm, this gentle story offers valuable skills for identifying and dealing with the things that make us scared.

Translation from Stuart Nicola
Original Title: Der große und der kleine Igel. Ich hab doch keine Angst!
Originally published by: Jacoby & Stuart
With illustrations by Britta Teckentrup
Hardcover, 32 pages, 21,5 x 28,5 cm, 8.5 x 11.2 in, 32 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-7541-0
US April 09, 2023
UK May 09, 2023
Status of delivery: This title is available.


Born in Hamburg, Britta Teckentrup studied art and illustration at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London. She is an author and illustrator of numerous books and has received many awards. She lives in Berlin with her Scottish husband and her son Vincent. Her books have been translated into several languages.

Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books, including »Oskar loves . . .« , »Oskar and Mo«, »Before I Wake up«, »The Egg«, »Birds and Their Feathers«, »School«, and »The Seedling That Didn't Want to Grow«, all published by Prestel. She lives in Berlin, Germany.

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