Kids in the Cliff is
The Story of Ferdinand
by Munro Leaf
Viking Books for Young Readers (2011)
First Edition 1936
Kids in the Cliff is back to start our 2018 programming! Bring your little ones for morning story time at The Wild Detectives. Lanie DeLay (Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Public Library…) will read from Munro Leaf’s The Story of Ferdinand, which tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights.
This 1936 classic –beloved by Gandhi, Disney and FDR and banned by Franco and Hitler– is a sweet story set in Spain of an unusual, gentle bull uninterested in bullfights. The animated movie adaptation (called just Ferdinand) is in theaters now.
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 a 25 minute read followed by a short discussion with the kids–that’s going to be interesting, we can’t wait to see what they come up with.
The book is geared for Preschool ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome.
On Saturday morning bring your kids and infuse them with a love for reading.
(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas