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I Love You, Stick Insect

Written by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

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One of our special picks for Valentine's Day

Children will laugh themselves breathless at the massive display of misplaced adoration in this zany, original picture book; adults might regard it with a bit more circumspection. After all, which of us hasn’t fallen head over heels in love with someone who turns out not to be quite what we thought … The impetuous Stick Insect hero is completely besotted with the gorgeous female stick insect leaning languorously against a sapling and can’t wait to sweep her off for a shared life of fun. He imagines them dancing, skating, at the cinema, and, in one particularly glorious image, riding a motorbike … If only Butterfly wasn’t there to point out a rather important problem. Stick Insects have never looked so animated, each page a whirl of twiggy legs and emotions, and it’s a treat for readers of all ages.  ~ Andrea Reece

Our Special Valentine's Day Picks

Words and Your Heart by Kate Jane Neal

Love from the Moomins by Tove Jansson

I Love You, Stick Insect by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

The Poesy Ring by Bob Graham

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I Love You, Stick Insect Synopsis

Stick Insect is IN LOVE! Just think of all the fun and laughter he will have with his perfect partner - surfing the ocean waves, racing on speeding motorcycles with the wind in his feelers, dancing the hula - whoop-di-whoop! But ... There's something not quite right about Stick Insect's new sweetheart, and Butterfly seems to have spotted the problem ... `IT'S A STICK!' Oh dear, the course of true love never did run smooth and poor stick insect is about to find this out the hard way.

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Starring four little animals that children will be quick to identify with, The Suitcase is a touching story about friendship and an excellent way to start conversations about how we respond to people we don’t know and the importance of kindness. We have 3 paperback copies of this charming picture book to give away to our lucky readers. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The drawcloses on 1 July 2019. The winners will be notified by 15 July 2019. Good luck!

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ISBN: 9781408869925
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408869925
Publication date: 11th January 2018
Author: Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
Illustrator: Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is originally from Bradford and studied illustration and graphic design at Bradford College of Art. In 2000 he moved to France where, amongst other things, he was an English teacher before working in newspaper layout and design. When his children were small he realised he loved the picture books he read to them, sometimes even more than his children did - the Picture Book Bug had truly bitten. Chris has since written and illustrated several books and is currently thinking about the next one, probably with a cuppa in hand at home near Limoges. He likes listening to ...

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