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june, 2018

10junsunKids in the Cliff – Be Yourself with Guest & Author Steve Michael Reedy11:00 am - 12:00 am Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

This Sunday, for a very special edition of our Kids in the Cliff story time, we welcome children’s book author Steve Michael Reedy to the Wild Detectives, who will be reading one of his own short stories for our readers and listeners, reminding them to know, trust, and be themselves.

We will begin by reading related picture books perfectly suited for the little ones, starting with Square. This masterpiece of comic anguish and self-doubt is the newest gem from the author/illustrator dream team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the duo behind such greats as Sam And Dave Dig A Hole, and this book’s mischievous forerunner, Triangle. And if you’ve ever been in the mood for mischief, bring your terrible roars and live vicariously through everyone’s favorite friend, Max, as he tries on personas and wolf suits in Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, who knew himself well and was born 90 years ago on this day!

Next, our special guest Steve Michael Reedy will give a dramatic reading of the story Clown Town from his illustrated 2015 book Tales for your Monkey’s Mind.  In this stand-alone chapter story, a girl who wants desperately to become a clown finds out that sometimes the best way to stand out is just by being yourself.  All ages are welcome and seven-year-olds to preteens may especially enjoy the author’s story telling.   The reading will last around 15 minutes with costumes and visuals to keep the little ones engaged.

Steve Michael Reedy, MA, LPC, received an undergraduate degree in theatre, film and television at UCLA.  He then taught at the Dallas Children’s Theater and helped create children’s acting programs for other theater companies.  He later received a masters in counseling and works as a licensed counselor for children, adults and families in Dallas, Texas.  Reedy also teaches classes in Reiki, yoga and meditation.

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.

On Sunday mornings bring your kids and infuse them with a love of reading!

‘Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar.

This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.’

‘What do you mean by that?’ said the Caterpillar sternly. ‘Explain yourself!’

‘I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir’ said Alice, ‘because I’m not myself, you see.’

–Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1865

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(Sunday) 11:00 am - 12:00 am


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas