Saturday, February 22, 2020

Wee Reads: Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

Argyle FoxArgyle Fox by Marie Letourneau


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

Do you like this book?

Yeah because I just love foxes and playing pretend!

What's your favorite part of the book?

When he dresses like a spider and makes a web! And when he tries to make a card house. 

What do you think of the cover?

I like it because of the bird flying upside down and the cute fox!

Okay so foxes are my all time favorite animal. I saw this and I just HAD to read it. 
Argyle Fox is an adorable fox with lots of imagination. He just wants to play outside with his toys but it's just way too windy. He tries everything and eventually gives up. His mom suggests that he uses his imagination and that he doesn't give up. He finally finds a solution to his problem! And to his friends problems. 
The artwork is absolutely adorable. Those colors are amazing. And the story about finding a solution and not giving up is great.

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Marie Letourneau lives with her family on Long Island, NY. Born in Queens, NY, Marie's family moved to Long Island when she was 5 years old. She grew up in Babylon Village - a quiet little town on the south shore of Long Island. She has been interested in illustrating books for as far back as she can remember. As child, she would make little books out of paper and staples and give them to family members as gifts. Marie studied fine arts at Hoftsra University's New College where she earned her BFA. In 2006, her first book as both author and illustrator entitled, "The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres" (Tanglewood Books) won ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award, Bronze Medal. She has done design work for (and appeared on) The Nate Berkus Show, and The Revolution with fashion icon Tim Gunn. In 2014, Marie was a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards for her stationery shop Le French Circus, on Etsy. She loves animals, beets, roller skating and plays roller derby. Marie is married with two children, they have two dogs and a cat.

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