A picnic, a beach, a
A picnic, a beach, a pie cut into pieces and shared with good friends.
Pie is for sharing.
It starts off round, and you can slice it into as many pieces as you want. What else can be shared? A ball, of course. A tree? What about time?
This week, Kids In The Cliff storytime at The Wild Detectives is thrilled to feature author Stephanie Parsley Ledyard. She will host the event with a reading of her debut picture book Pie Is For Sharing, illustrated by Jason Chin. The book takes place at a Fourth of July picnic and is a rumination on the joys of sharing, and of course, pie. The author lives in Dallas, and you can read more about her book at https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781626725621.
Praise for Pie Is for Sharing
“This isn’t a flag-waving Fourth of July story, but it can be read as a gentle yet firm call for American readers to reflect on and embrace the ideal of pluralism. An aspirational vision in which inclusivity is as American as (apple) pie.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“There’s an echo of Ruth Krauss in the sweetly quotidian take on sharing possibilities and of Liz Gar- ton Scanlon’s All the World (BCCB 10/09) in the jubilant and lyrical togetherness, with an added hat-tip to classic ways of celebrating America’s birthday with her twenty-first century residents.”— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
“This idyllic, joyously inclusive picture book takes an ordinary concept—sharing— and makes it extraordinary.”—The Horn Book, starred review
“The best part, though, is the positive, inclusive representation of a loving community sharing a celebration, fun, and, of course, pie.”—Booklist, starred review
Kids In The Cliff is organized by Lanie DeLay, who has worked at Dallas Contemporary, the Dallas Public Library, Hamon Arts Library at SMU, at area preschools and the School For The Blind in Austin. She has written for Glasstire and Art&Seek, and she tutors children in early reading skills at Dealey Montessori. When she isn’t looking at art or reading with kids, she’s reading about art or looking for a new read.
It’ll be about a short read with a great opportunity for the kids–that’s going to be interesting, we can’t wait to see what they come up with.
All ages are welcome.
On Sunday mornings, bring your kids and infuse them with a love of reading.
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 11:45 am
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas