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june, 2022

12junsunKids In The Cliff: Summertime Flashback Sunday Storytime!10:30 am - 11:30 pm Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

It’s Hot! – poem from A Light In The Attic, Shel Silverstein, 1981

Ice Cream – story from Frog and Toad Are Friends, Arnold Lobel, 1976

The High Board and The Beach –  stories from George and Martha, James Marshall, 1972-88

One, Two, Where’s My Shoe? –  Tomi Ungerer, 1960, re-editioned 2014

 Hello hello! Kids, neighbors, friends and families – welcome back, everyone! It’s time again for Kids In The Cliff storytime at The Wild Detectives.

After a weekend off, we are back for a summer throwback in more ways than one. We are returning to our classic Sunday morning meetup, and all of this week’s wacky stories are vintage kids’ treasures. Parents, you’ll recognize these timeless author/illustrators from your own childhood memories, and if you don’t, now’s your chance to discover why kids (and kids-at-heart) love them! 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. Heads up: next weekend is Fathers’ Day… See you in the yard! 

*Special note for parents: We’ve moved the stories outdoors and brought back the fun for curious young minds. We have plenty of covered patio space in case of rain, and 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.  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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(Sunday) 10:30 am - 11:30 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas