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may, 2022

28maysatKids In The Cliff: Celebrating Illustrator JooHee Yoon10:30 am - 11:30 pm Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

Supposing… – Alistair Reid, 1960,  JooHee Yoon illustrated re-edition, 2022 

The Tiger Who Would Be King – James Thurber, 1927,  JooHee Yoon illustrated re-edition, 2015

Beastly Verse –  JooHee Yoon, 2015

 Up Down Inside Out – JooHee Yoon, 2019 

Hello hello! Kids, neighbors, friends and families – welcome one and all! It’s the last weekend of May, and it’s time again for Kids In The Cliff weekly storytime at The Wild Detectives.

Designer/artist/illustrator JooHee Yoon’s work has graced the covers and pages of countless magazines and newspapers, jazzed up your jaunts to Warby Parker and livened up your online and IRL experiences, but this weekend we are highlighting the graphic genius of her award-winning books. Way back in the first weekend of 2020, we were delighted to share the then-newly published Up Down Inside Out, a raucous yet delicate 3D book in a selection of titles about time with our storytime community. This time around, we’re taking a deeper dive, including her fresh takes on Thurber’s parable and classics of children’s poetry. Highlight: we are so excited to share an early peek at her boisterous re-framing of Supposing…, Scottish poet Alistair Reid’s out-there thought experiments for kids from 1960 – stories sure to broaden the minds of all lucky enough to look. We’ll also have a copy on hand of the slightly longer-format The Steadfast Tin Soldier, her handsome 2015 retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s Danish fairytale of 1838. So come join us at The Wild Detectives’ little house for a cozy morning of reading together this Saturday, and stick around after for extra fun. See you in the yard! 

*Special note for parents: We’ve moved the stories outdoors and brought back the fun for curious young minds. As usual, we’ll have related extra books on hand in case you are looking for other excellent picture books we recommend! Particular emphasis is placed on striking illustrations, great graphic design or standout writing. Titles may be brand new, old treasures, foreign finds, from home, our kids’ section or the local library, but they are always picked with love and a sense of adventure. If there’s a book you’d love, consider our ordering service

Look for Kids In The Cliff weekend storytime events at The Wild Detectives (but please note that we’ll be out the first weekend of June).  As people who’ve been there, we strive to select themes or titles that will be interesting enough to pique not only children’s, but also the attending adults’ curiosity. It’ll be about a 30-45 minute read each time with something different and fun for the kids – that’s going to be interesting; we can’t wait to see what they come up with. 

Bring your kids and infuse them with a love of reading. All ages are welcome. 

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 tutored 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.


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(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:30 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas