Book Review: Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau

Book Review: Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau

Argyle FoxMarie LetourneauChildren’s Fiction
Tanglewood Publishing03/14/2017Hardcoverwww.marieletourneau.com

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I was very pleased to be able to review the children’s book Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau. As a knitter myself, when I saw the momma fox knitting, I just knew it would be a book I would enjoy. I am always on the lookout for good children’s books as I have a 3 year old and a 10 year old that I homeschool. Books like these play an important part in our house for both story time and learning how to read.

What the Book’s About

Argyle Fox is a sweet little fox that wants nothing more than to play outside in the Springtime. The wind keeps causing him problems and so he gets frustrated. His mom tells him that he’ll think of something and so off he goes looking for a solution to his problem.

What I Liked

The very first thing that caught my eye in this book was the beautiful illustrations. This children’s book has to have some of the best illustrations I’ve ever seen. I love the liberal use of color and design to emphasize the environment of Argyle Fox.

I also really liked Argyle Fox’ creativity and imagination. Every time something goes wrong he looks for a new game to play. He goes to his room and finds props and goes on an adventure outside. I believe this is a great way to teach young children how to be imaginative and make up their own games and adventures.

What I Didn’t Like

While I admired Argyle’s persistence, I felt his attitude towards people trying to help him was perhaps a little bit rude. I suspect that he responded this way because he knew that they were right. Playing certain games in the wind just won’t work! I wish that the book had used this opportunity to show grace when turning down someone’s ideas or suggestions. Really, though, this is a minor annoyance and overall, I really applaud the book.

Follow Up Thoughts & Feelings

Overall, this book is a wonderful addition to any child’s library. I would highly recommend this book for kids ages 3-6. The book promotes creativity, persistence, critical thinking, and problem solving. The colors will grab your child’s attention and keep them interested again and again.

Disclaimer

I was provided a copy of this book through the website Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Special thanks to Tanglewood Publishing and Marie Letourneau for making this book available for review.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

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