I Love You, Stick Insect by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

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.

Cover of I Love You, Stick Insect by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros Bloomsbury Picture Book

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.

Surfing the ocean waves in I Love You, Stick Insect by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros Bloomsbury Picture Book

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.

Butterfly in I Love You, Stick Insect by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros Bloomsbury Picture Book

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!

Sharing popcorn at the cinema in I Love You, Stick Insect by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros Bloomsbury Picture Book

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.

Buy I Love You, Stick Insect from Wordery.

Many thanks to Bloomsbury for sending a copy of this book for review. 

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8 thoughts on “I Love You, Stick Insect by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

  1. 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

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