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may, 2022

14maysatKids In The Cliff: Pretty “Iffy” Stories!10:30 am - 11:30 pm Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

If Apples Had Teeth – Shirley and Milton Glaser, 1960, reprinted edition 2017

The Runaway Bunny – Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1942

The Giant Jam Sandwich – John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway, 1972

Lenny The Lobster Can’t Stay For Dinner – Finn & Michael Buckley and Catherine Meurisse, 2019

Hello and welcome back, kids, neighbors, friends and families! No ifs, ands or buts: it’s time again for Kids In The Cliff weekly storytime at The Wild Detectives! We’ve moved the stories outdoors and brought back the fun for curious young minds.

“IF” is a powerful word, and Shirley and Milton Glaser, the graphic genius behind the iconic I Heart NY design, certainly embraced it. This weekend, we’ll explore the meaning of “IF” with stories full of questions, wacky scenarios, a mouth-wateringly handsome choose-your-own adventure picturebook and Goodnight Moon’s “iffy” precursor (whose origins trace back to Ovid’s Metamorphoses first published over two thousand years ago!). So come join us at The Wild Detectives’ little house for a cozy morning of reading together this Sunday, and stick around after for extra fun. See you in the yard!

*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! 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. 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 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!

Kids In The Cliff storytimes at The Wild Detectives are Saturday mornings at 10:30, so look for our upcoming weekend events here. They’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.

All ages are welcome.

At The Wild Detectives, bring your kids and infuse them with a love of reading.

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