This Father’s Day at the
This Father’s Day at the Wild Detectives, Kids in the Cliff will dive into a few books celebrating dads in all their wisdom and, let’s face it, occasional lack thereof. We will read the contemporary classic Every Friday, in which author and illustrator Dan Yaccarino takes us along with him on the special end of week ritual he has established with his youngster. On their weekly walk to a diner for breakfast, the two observe the people and mark the places that we often overlook but stir the curiosity of a young mind.
Our second story, Hiccups, comes from the book Father Bear Comes Home, a volume of Maurice Sendak and Else Homeland Minarik’s beloved Little Bear series. Little Bear just cannot stop hic-hic-hicupping, no matter what wacky solutions his friends attempt. Only Father Bear knows the best cure. (Fun fact: often considered the father of modern picture books, Maurice Sendak was born 90 years ago this past week. Extra fun fact: In GrandPa’s House, the 1985 book for older kids featuring illustrations by Maurice, was written by his father Philip Sendak, based on the stories his own father told him.)
Last but certainly not least, we read The Mellops Go Diving for Treasure by the inimitable Tomi Ungerer. Ungerer’s Mellops series features a family of pigs whose enthusiastic dad leads them on a series of adventures that almost never go as planned. Ungerer is a winner of the Hans Christian Anderson lifetime achievement award, and his work was recently honored with a retrospective at The Drawing Center in New York.
Lanie DeLay 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 45 minute read with a short discussion and activity with the kids inspired by the Mellops’ adventure–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 for reading.
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 11:45 am
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas