Monday, 11 December 2017

Book Review: Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau


Title: Argyle Fox
Author: Marie Letourneau
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Genre: Children's, Picture Books
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Tanglewood
Publication Date: 14th March 2017
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
Argyle Fox, with his signature style, wants to play outside on a springtime day, but the wind is wreaking havoc with his fun and games. As soon as he builds a card tower, climbs into a giant spider web, or takes up his pirate sword, here comes the wind: Woosh!

Mama Fox tells grumpy Argyle that if he thinks long enough, he will come up with something to do. Following his mother’s suggestion and inspired by her knitting, he works all the pieces of his day together and creates the perfect solution.

The story of Argyle teaches that failure is often a path to success and celebrates perseverance, creative thinking, and an old-fashioned springtime activity.
My Thoughts
Argyle Fox want's to enjoy the spring day and has plans to have fun outside playing. His Mum warns him it's a bit windy but Argyle Fox is determined the wind wont ruin his fun and goes outside to play. However his card tower is blown over so he ventures back home for more things to play......a spider in a web, a pirate, even football, all to no avail as each time the wind returns to blow things away.

I love the persistence of Argyle Fox and his determination to play outside even if the wind continues to blow, I love his imagination using a variety of play things. When he finally figures out what he can play with I enjoyed seeing all of his items used again for a different reason.

Argyle Fox is a lovely book, with picturesque images that show clearly where he lives as well as his ideas of fun things to play. The images are bright, clear, and very cute. This is a quick book which is perfect for it's target age group, small enough to keep them interested but just enough to make it a short story.

Final Verdict
Argyle Fox is a lovely character in the book who not only shows persistence at a task, but also how much fun can be had with a little imagination.

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