The Argument

Rated 4.71/5 based on 7 reviews
Sarah isn’t buying Max’s account of events that transpired on the day Max heard the wind, sun, and rain arguing over which of them was most powerful.
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Words: 140
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301110995
About Annie Harmon

Annie Harmon lives in Houston (specifically Atascocita) Texas,USA, but has lived in many of our beautiful states. She has one husband (all she can handle) three children (who are each more beautiful than she could have hoped) and one dog (who is still trying to claim a spot as one of the above mentioned).

Annie is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her writing credits include a novel, For Sarah; two children's books, The Night Before and The Argument; ghostwriting several chapters of a nonfiction book, The Black Years; publishing a local magazine, Zine, - directed towards the literary encouragement of young people; contributing to the Sun News newspaper with a regularly published humor column on raising children, "Raising New Mexico"; and editorial assistance to the Tucson Parent Magazine.

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Review by: Tonja Drecker on July 12, 2013 :
Lovely.

Can I just leave it at that?
No?
Fine.

First, (because this simply has to be said) the artwork is gorgeous. The drawings are done with so much love that it can't help but spill over. This alone makes the book definitely worth a read. I especially enjoyed the ease with which Annie incorporates different races.

As to the story - wonderful. The sun, the rain and the wind argue with each other - which one is more powerful? Well, they want to find out. As the argument continues, a little girl, Emma, involuntarily gets pulled into the middle of it. And this is when readers start to notice that something about the logic behind the argument isn't quite right. Yep, kids will notice it and start to think, and then a smile will grow on their faces as they realize how silly the argument really is. At least, that's what my kids did.

I really enjoyed. My kids really enjoyed it. So I can only say, I bet you'll really enjoy it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Paula Fetty-King on June 22, 2013 :
Delightful! My 7 year old and I, had a marvelous time reading this fable-like story. A rivalry between the Sun, the Wind, and the Rain makes this cute tale one you will think of whenever the weather next catches you off guard. My son especially loved the artwork, which for him, can make or break a book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: william dickerson on June 12, 2013 :
The Argument is a fun story that explains quickly changing weather as an argument between the Sun, the Wind, and the Rain.

The argument centers on which of the three is more powerful. Rain makes the seeds sprout. Sun makes them grow. Wind makes them multiply by blowing new seeds to new homes.

Max McGreggor tells the story of hearing this argument when he was a small boy and how the argument affected his young sister when the three arguers decided to test their abilities on her.

This is a fun story for young kids, and I had success when reading it to my class of preschoolers. They enjoyed trying to figure out what was going to happen next or find the errors in various claims of the Sun, Rain, and Wind.

If you've got any kids in your life, then you should have a copy of this book. I'll certainly be using it in the future
(review of free book)

Review by: Annabelle Steep on June 09, 2013 :
Are these watercolors? The pictures are so soft, yet so defined! I loved it. And the story was cute too. I couldn't guess how it was going to wrap up, and then when I got to the end, it seemed like the only fitting ending. Perfect.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ericka Perkins on June 09, 2013 :
Yay! I found another book by this author! And when reviewing The Night Before, I found her website. It looks like there will be a third book coming soon! This book IMO was very different from the Night Before, while still have drop dead gorgeous illustrations. The Night Before was like a roller coaster of tension and excitement, my son LOVED it! The Argument is softer, sweeter, and if I had a little girl, I know she would love it, cause I sure did.
(review of free book)

Review by: Mary Grant on May 30, 2013 :
My preschool class was so enamored of "The Night Before", that I simply had to find other books by this author. I'm so happy I did, The Argument is just the story for those rainy indoor recess days!
(review of free book)

Review by: Jennifer Hawkins on May 30, 2013 :
I said in an earlier review how much my children love Annie Harmon's books - well, The Argument is also my favorite! This is a very fun "snuggle up" book, and the illustrations make you feel like you could jump into the story!
(review of free book)

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