Clifden Alpacas is proud to have published a children's alpaca book entitled 'Archie the Black Alpaca: Archie's Haircut', the tale of a young cria adapting to life on the farm and his first experience of shearing. The book is beautifully illustrated in full colour with a soft cover and is a wonderful read aloud story for young children, or an interesting tale for early readers to practise their skills.

'We meet Archie's human family and the farm environment in which the alpaca herd lives. Archie's relationship with his mother and the account of his life during this period is well explained in an easy style.

My pre-school granddaughter ... was thoroughly engaged by the story and the simple but sympathetic drawings...I can see the popularity of this book boosting sales of black alpacas!'

Book Review: Julienne Gelber, Bumble Hill Alpacas

'...a gentle story about courage and change'.

Jude Conway, Editor, Yarragon Community Newsletter

Archie the Black Alpaca: Archie's Haircut book cover

The eagerly awaited next alpaca children's book in the series, 'Archie's Big Win', is also available.

Archie the Black Alpaca: Archie's Big Win book cover

In this tale Archie learns a valuable lesson and is joined by his farmyard friends, including Benji, the Belted Galloway calf. The illustrations have again been done by Ann-Marie Finn and we are sure that both children and adults will be delighted by the story.

A scene from the book Archie the Black Alpaca: Archie's Big Win

"Mum touched him softly with her nose in the way that alpacas kiss."

We sell the alpaca children's books on farm and via our on-line shop for $10.00 including GST.

The books are also available from our Etsy shop CLIFDENALPACAS and selected retail outlets (including alpaca farm shops). Email if you are interested in stocking this product at your outlet and for wholesale pricing.

For orders, please visit the on-line shop on this site or for further details, please make contact via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0408 827 896.

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