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Argyle Fox

Written & Illustrated by Marie Letourneau

Ages 4-7

It's a blustery spring day. Argyle Fox wants to play cards outside.  “You can't play cards in the wind, Argyle,” Mama gently reminds him. Argyle ignores her, and the wind scatters his cardhouse throughout the forest.  He decides  to play soccer, but again the wind ruins his fun.  Over and over, the wind just won't cooperate.  "No fair!" Argyle cries. In a huff, he collects his things and goes home. There must be something he can play in the wind. Will Argyle figure it out?

     Undaunted by the fierce spring winds, one determined woodland lad sets out to enjoy the day, in Marie Letourneau’s Argyle Fox, a lighthearted tale of tenacity, creative thinking, and the power of a woodland gale. Argyle Fox, sporting his signature diamond-patterned scarf, learns through trial and error, along with a lot of encouragement and some sound advice from his mom, that a little ingenuity can go a long way, especially on a blustery afternoon.

                                                                                                              ~Foreword Reviews - March/April 2017

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