Nele Brönner was born in Marburg an der Lahn, Germany, in 1977, and lives in Berlin, where she works as an illustrator, freelance artist, and comic-strip cartoonist. She studied visual communications at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and at the Politecnico and the Accademia Brera in Milan, Italy. In 2016 she was awarded the Serafina Prize for young talent in children’s literature. The Tiger’s Egg is her first picture book for NorthSouth.
*Starred Review. Matte watercolors (buttercup yellows, teal greens, and fuchsia reds) delight as well, making joyous striations as branches, bark, water, ground, leaves, fur. Vivid, multidirectional, and abundant, the cheerful clash of colors captures the teeming life and sound inside the animal enclosure.