Archie is a maker. And a dog. And a dog owner. And when his Great Aunt Betty leaves him a sewing machine, he makes a lot of new friends...
You can see and hear some of them here...
The Wall Street Journal - 'Small children aren't the only ones who will get a kick out of the humorous conceit of this elegant debut.'
Kirkus Reviews (USA) - 'A tail-wagging delight for budding Coco Chanels everywhere.'
Publishers Weekly (USA) - 'it's a distinctively British pairing, somewhere between Jeeves and Wooster and Wallace and Gromit. Ages 3–6. (Oct.)'
School Library Journal (USA) - 'Dog lovers and fashionistas will be delighted.—Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH'
June 2012 Debut of the Month. (Lovereading 4 kids) - 'From an important and exciting new author/illustrator - a hugely original new talent - comes a riot of canine fun, bound to attract appreciative tail-wagging from dog fans! Featuring a royal guest star at the end it's perfectly timed in 2012 for Jubilee celebrations. This is truly an irresistibly stylish picture book with minimal text and dreamlike illustrations. It's a book with real heart.'
The Daily Telegraph by Dinah Hall - 'Archie by Domenica More Gordon (Bloomsbury, £12.99) is a dapper dog with a knack for tailoring. When he makes his little terrier a coat, everyone in the neighbourhood wants one. There are few words beyond the occasional sound effect and admiring exclamation but brilliantly expressive illustrations say it all.'