Jutta Bauer was born in 1955 in Hamburg and she studied at the Design School in that same city. She published her first book in 1981 and started collaborating with Hans-Joachim Gelberg, the great reformer in German children and young adults’ literature. For 8 years, Jutta Bauer was working, drawing cartoons and comic strips, for “Brigite” magazine, and she expanded her area of work with cartoon movies and public television.
Jutta Bauer is one of the most widely acclaimed German writer and her books has been awarded with important prizes, including:
- German Children and Young Adults’ Literature Award.
- Children and Young Adults’ Literature Catholic Award.
- Special Illustration Award 2009, awarded to all her career.
- Andersen Illustration Award 2010.
- Nominated for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2011.
- Nominated for Astrid Lindgreen Memorial Award 2012.
“… A book with two readings: the story of a colourless queen which has to find out the colours by herself in order to be happy. In addition, it is a book about the discovery of colours, about the pleasure of drawing freely, about the relationship between the basic colours and their blends” (Die Zeit).
“Queen of the colours and Screamingmother are among the best works published during the last years” (Bulletin Jugend und Literatur).
“… This is a masterpiece of style, in which the illustrator makes the best of her simple, but effective and suggestive, lines. A book for all ages. (CLIJ Notebooks of Children and Young Adult’s Literature).
He was always the strongest one of all, he climbed the tallest trees and jumped into the deepest lakes without realizing the risks he was running. How could it be possible? Why did he come out a winner of most troubled situations? Grandpa had the luck to have someone taking care of him: his grandpa’s angel!
- The best five books of 2012 award, translation category, given by Banco del Libro
- IBBY Honour List 2004
- Catholic award to Books for Children and Young-Adults 2001, given by German Episcopal Conference
-Vlag in wimpel Award 2002 (Holland)
- Classified for the German Books for Children Award 2002
- Luchs (Die Zeit) Award. September 2002
- Selected in “best edited books in 2011”. Children and Young Adult’s Literature Section (Germany)
- Austrian award to children books of November.
- The top seven books for young readers of October 2001
- The Peter Pan Prize Silver Star 2003 (IBBY Sweden/Book and Library Fair,
- Selected by UNESCO to International Children’s Literature Prize
“Some books are gifted, they have a special kind of talent that makes them extraordinary. Grandpa’s angel is one of them. (Paco Abril in La Oreja Verde).
“… A very special picture book” (CLIJ, Children’s and Young Adults’ Literature Notebooks).
“… a delicious piece of graphic craftwork in which Jutta Bauer shows again her incredible talent.” (Teresa Durán in El Periódico).
“There are so few occasions with such a close and suggestive bond between text and pictures as this book, which should not go unnoticed, has got… A wonderful picture book, not only for children, but also for their parents” (Ana Garralón in Educación y Biblioteca).
Once, little penguin’s mother got really angry and she screamed at him. After that, she regret having done that and she said “I am sorry!”
“… this is a charming book for the youngest: the story couldn’t say more with fewer words” (Ana Garralón, in Educación y Biblioteca).
“Screamingmother is a small jewel, not only because of its contents but also because of its appearance” (Paco Abril in La Oreja Verde).
"Screamingmother is a literary offer to Young children that introduce them to metaphors. In this case, this metaphor about feelings successfully, beautifully (and without any sweetener) achieves to introduce a complex aspect related to human experience and our relationships with the others. (María Cecilia Silva-Díaz in Babar).
SOME OF THE OBTAINED AWARDS:
- Eule des Monats of December, awarded by Bulletin Jugend & Literatur editorial office.
- Austrian Award to the best book of February, 2001
- German Award to the best children’s book (picture book), 2001.
- Selected by Cremi de Llibreters de Catalunya to Llibreter Prize 2001, álbum il.lustrat.
- Selected by GSR Foundation and CEGAL to contribute to the catalogue “books with two looks”.
“Bona nox…", in this way, a well-known song for children wrote and composed by Mozart starts. Jutta Bauer turns it in a story with suggestive beautiful pictures, where a bull and the night work together to scare little Lotte. But she does not let herself be intimidated and eventually finds the way back to her home and to her warm bed. Good night, dear Lotte!
A wonderful book that helps to shoo children’s fears away before going to bed. Besides, it clarifies how to say “good night” in Latin, Italian, French, English and German.
And those children that are keen on music can listen to the song in our website, while following the score at the end of the book.
“… the text, with its sometimes scatological touch of fun, shows a little girl who is woken up by a bull that carries the moon as horns… Delicious and humorous watercolour by Bauer… illustrate this non-sense story that moves between dreams and reality” (CLIJ, June 2006).
En una ocasión, la madre del pequeño pingüino se puso furiosa y le gritó terriblemente. Después se arrepintió y dijo: “¡Perdón!”
"...es un libro delicioso para los más pequeños: la historia no puede decir más con menos palabras" (Ana Garralón en Educación y Biblioteca".
"Madrechillona es una pequeña joya, tanto por su contenido como por su presentación" (Paco Abril en La oreja verde).
"Madrechillona es una oferta literaria a niños muy pequeños, que les propone iniciarse en la metáfora. En este caso, una metáfora de las emociones logra, con acierto, belleza (y sin edulcorantes) presentar un aspecto complejo de la experiencia humana y nuestra relación con los otros" (María Cecilia Silva-Díaz en Barbar).
ALGUNOS DE LOS PREMIOS OBTENIDOS:
- Eule des Monats del mes de Diciembre, otorgado por la redacción deL Bulletin Jugend & Literatur.
- Premio Austríaco al libro del mes de Febrero de 2001 .
- Premio Alemán al Libro Infantil (álbum) 2001.
- Seleccionado por el Gremi de Llibreters de Catalunya para el Premio Llibreter 2001, álbum il.lustrat.
- Seleccionado por la Fundación GSR y la CEGAL para el catálogo “Libros con dos miradas”.
Laughing, cheering up, being happy… Little Emma lives and enjoy situations, states and characters which result very familiar to the youngest children.
“Jutta Bauer is one of the authors that understand the childhood feelings the best… This time, she has decided to show special moments and routines to deal with the topic of happiness… Seven scenarios in which this author makes it clear that laugh is the most identifying element in a child’s happiness” (SOL).
Sometimes, under some circumstances, the Little bear Emma also cries, like, for example, when mom gets angry with her or when, she doesn’t know why, the ice cream falls to the ground, or when she has to sleep with the light off. But Emma will finally find relief in her mom’s lap.
Jutta Bauer understands the feelings of the youngest children and makes them to share their tears and laughs with a deep sensibility and artistic ability.
The deer hosts everybody in his home: the little rabbit and the little fox, and even the hunter with his dog.
Once more, Jutta Bauer offers a sample of her artistic creativity, with a caring basis. A beautiful and tender book for the youngest children.
“A Little wonder with all pages in paperboard, like picture books for the youngest of the family, but in this case it does not contain easy elements to identify, but high concepts to understand (Àngel Burgas e Ignasi Blanch, El Punt Avui)
"An interesting message of solidarity and tolerance at the youngest reader’s reach, in the shape of a beautiful story told by means of wonderful drawings and easily readable sentences” (CLIJ Magazine)
This man was also a child in the past, logically. We all were children once. He used to live with his parents in a nice apartment by then. After the school, he got a job. He used to get up early every moring to go to work. Later, this man had his own family, and that was a beautiful time. But, after that, he started to have bad luck.
"A life like any other" narrates the story of a homeless man in a very sensitive way.
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The king’s secret message must be urgently taken to the neighbor kingdom and no one can do it better than the king’s messenger. However, on his way there, the messenger can’t help stopping to help the characters that he comes across with.
Once again, Jutta Bauer, awarded with the Andersen Prize 2010, tells us an apparently simple story with a solidarity background, where many different readings can be made.
“With her well defined stroke and soft colors, Jutta Bauer creates this curious story that starts in an easy way, but it takes a more complex shape as it’s developed. Because this is a story about growth, where the hero confronts new and unexpected situations, meets and interacts with unknown beings and even experiences feelings he had never felt before. But The king’s messenger also deals with the importance of narration: it seems that the king is sending his messenger to this trip only for him to gather new experiences and he can later tell him about them (…). We have in our hands a new little jewel from Jutta Bauer” (Boolino).
Christmas... What is that? It's going to be the first time that the two year old children, just like Emma, will live a conscious Christmas. How exciting! Everything is decorated, there are delicious things baking in the oven and you can hear music everywhere. What is hiding behind the doors of the advent calendar? How big is the Christmas tree? Who is that man with a red suit and a white beard? When can Emma open her presents?
We have here a new title in Emma's beautiful collection of experiences, the little bear created by Jutta Bauer's great pen.