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february, 2018

03febsatKids in the Cliff – The Lion and The Bird10:30 am - 11:15 am Event Type :Kids Storytelling

The Lion And The Bird

Event Details

Bring your little ones for morning story time at The Wild Detectives. With Valentine’s Day and love in mind, Lanie DeLay (Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Public Library…) will read from The Lion and the Bird, a sweet story of unlikely love and friendship from French-Canadian Marianne Dubuc.

A lion in dungarees and a bird with a broken wing form an unlikely friendship when they meet one autumn day. As the pair watch the other birds in the flock fly away, Lion takes it upon himself to care for his new friend. Soon the pair are sharing stories in front of the fire, taking sleigh rides and whiling away winter evenings in their slippers. Then, one day spring arrives. And so too do the other birds. Will Lion and Bird have to say goodbye to their friendship for the summer?


a trio of kid-love mini-story classics: The French Lesson, from Texan author/illustrator James Marshall’s George and Martha series, The Letter, from Arnold Lobel’s beloved Frog and Toad books, and Birthday Soup, from the first-ever “I-Can-Read” book for young readers (this groundbreaking series, still in publication, was the brainchild of legendary Harpers’ editor Ursula Nordstrom), titled Little Bear, written by Else Homelund Minarek and illustrated by Maurice Sendak years before winning the Caldecott Award for Where the Wild Things Are.

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.

It’ll be a 45 minute read followed by a short discussion with the kids–that’s going to be interesting, we can’t wait to see what they come up with.

All ages are welcome.

On Saturday morning bring your kids and infuse them with a love for reading.

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(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:15 am


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas