I'm Going to Eat This Ant by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

I'm Going to Eat This Ant

Written by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
Illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2017 | Bored of his diet of ants, a scheming ant-eater thinks of the all the ways he can make eating his next meal a little bit more exciting. An ant simmered in soup? A sun-dried ant? A salami-sliced ant? All of these sound potentially delicious. But not so good for the ants…and this time, they are determined not to be eaten. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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I'm Going to Eat This Ant by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

There are so many scrumptious ways to eat this ant. Seared like steak or squished in a sausage ...sundried, salted or sliced ...But watch out, anteater! While you're salivating, this sneaky ant has got an escape plan up its sleeve ...Take one starving anteater and one slippery ant, and you have the super ingredients for a hilarious, stylish story.

Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen, Chris Haughton and Steve Antony - minimalist illustrations with tonnes of humour.

About the Author

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is an illustrator and graphic designer. He lives in Limoges, France, with his family. I’m Going to Eat this Ant is his first picture book. He has never eaten an ant and no ants were harmed in the making of this book.ant.

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32 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

6th April 2017




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