Picture Book Review: Argyle Fox

Argyle Fox
Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So much adorableness!!!!! I want to read it again and again, and I’m 35 years old. I don’t care! So cute!
Little Argyle wants to play outside, but the strong wind keeps messing up his games, knocking down his fort, and blowing away his hat. He decides that he hates playing in the wind, and sulks indoors until his mother tells him to think carefully of something that would be good to play in the wind. Argyle thinks carefully and creatively to come up with the perfect solution!

Cute little Argyle!! So sweet!! He’s full of imagination and really pours himself into his games. Reminds me of me when I was little; I was a very imaginative child who played lots of elaborate games of “pretend” with my siblings. Argyle plays pirates, dresses up like a spider, builds a castle fort, becomes a famous soccer star, and fights a dragon! I love this kid!

I love love love the illustrations. The soft colors and little details in the background make every page a delight! I had to stop and stare at each page for a little minute, to make sure I caught every sweet thing there. But it doesn’t feel busy or overwhelming at all; it just gives the story more depth and interest.

When the wind comes whooshing in to ruin the game, I almost felt like I could feel the wind roaring and rushing by me. It reminded me so strongly of windy days on the mountain when I was a child, when the wind would tug at my hair and bring tears to my squinting eyes. It takes a powerful illustration to conjure up memories and feelings like that!

Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.

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