I Love You, Stick Insect, written and illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, and published by Bloomsbury is the tale of a romantic stick insect who is looking for love.
Stick insect is well and truly swept off his feet by the most beautiful fellow stick insect he’s ever seen and immediately starts trying to woo her by describing all the wonderful times they can share together; ice skating arm in arm, sharing candy floss or surfing the ocean waves.
However, they say that love is blind and in this case a helpful butterfly notices that something isn’t quite right with stick insect’s sweetheart – it’s actually just a stick. But of course, stick insect has fallen hook, line, and sinker and just doesn’t hear it.
We love looking at all the adventures that stick insect dreams up for him and his new love. This is a particular favourite of ours with the two love-struck stick insects sharing a bucket of popcorn, even their antennae are reaching towards each other!
Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is able to create lovable characters out of insects with their expressive faces and joyful spirit alongside funny and light-hearted stories that always make us giggle. You can find out more about Chris’s insect heroes in our review of another of Chris’s picture books, I’m Going to Eat This Ant.
Find out more about Chris Naylor-Ballesteros’s work on his website here.
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I’ve not heard of this one but I’m loving the front cover!! Thank you for sharing with #readwithme
It’s definitely a unique title too! #readwithme
Loved I’m Going to Eat this Ant and I think the illustrations in this one look even better 🙂 Adding to my own wish list never mind the kids’ list! #readwithme
The illustrations are brilliant, I love how much personality and feeling can be put across in a stick insect! #readwithme
Ahh this sounds rather bittersweet – although that might be me with my grown up head on, I bet kids would just find it funny! #ReadWithMe
Stick Insect takes it all in his stride and moves on very quickly! #readwithme
Aww I saw this and really wanted it and now I want it all the more! #readwithme
It’s already a favourite in our house 🙂 #readwithme