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october, 2018

07octsunKids in the Cliff – Mysterious Holes11:00 am - 11:45 am Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Kids in the Cliff - Mysterious Holes

Event Details

The Carrot Seed – Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson, 1945
Sam and Dave Dig A Hole – Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, 2014
The Hole – Oyvind Torseter, 2012
Mary Anning: Palenontologist, taken from Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women – Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, 2016
Manhole Covers – Karl Shapiro, 1962

A philosopher recently asked a question at the family dinner table: does a hole include its sides? For instance, if you dig a hole in the ground, is the dirt wall, so to speak, part of the hole, or is the hole only the void? And where does a hole go? Or end? If you dig it further, is it still the same hole? If you didn’t put dig it, how did it get there, and why? If you fill it back in, is it the same as if it were never there? As October arrives with all things spooky, mysteries are on our minds and this week’s Kids In The Cliff storytime at The Wild Detectives is all about holes and their inherent surprises. Shapiro’s poem is the inspiration for an activity this week!

*Special note for parents: 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, from home, our Kids’ Section or the 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!

It’ll be about a 45 minute read with something fun 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.

“The rabbit hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well.”
– Lewis Carroll, 1865

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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.

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The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas