I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Argyle Fox is a picture book written and illustrated by Marie Letourneau. The titular little fox wants nothing more than to play outside, but the wind ruins his plans. Animal friends try to warn him about the wind, but he ignores their advice- and then feels frustrated that his games are spoiled. Isn’t there anything that Argyle can do on a windy day?
Letourneau prefers a subdued color scheme for the illustrations, and this fits the forest motif very well. Argyle is a very creative fox, and we enjoyed seeing which game he would play next after his plans were ruined by the wind. The whimsical illustrations are full of little details, and we especially enjoyed his four-poster bed with tree canopy.
My three girls are in the fourth and second grades, and they enjoy reading novels, but they still love picture books. I was especially excited to share Argyle Fox with them because one of the girls is obsessed with foxes. She squealed with delight when she saw Argyle, and all three girls proclaimed that he was cute and adorable. My little fox-loving girl insisted that she be the one to do the sound effect of the wind- “Woosh”- as it swept in and ruined Argyle’s plans.
I would absolutely recommend Argyle Fox. This book is perfect for preschoolers and children in elementary school might enjoy it as well. This is a quick read with a very sweet ending. Argyle is a delightful little fox, and we enjoyed reading about his misadventures on a blustery day.