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july, 2019

07julsunKids in the Cliff: The Wall In The Middle Of The Book (& More from Jon Agee!)11:00 am - 11:45 am Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Kids in the Cliff: Jon Agee

Event Details

The Wall In The Middle Of The Book – Jon Agee, 2018
Terrific – Jon Agee, 2005
Mr. Putney’s Quacking Dog – Jon Agee, 2010

Welcome kids of all ages to weekend Kids In The Cliff storytime! This Sunday morning, we are taking a deep dive into the fun world of Jon Agee. Last year, The Wall In The Middle Of The Book landed on bookshelves across the country with a bang, and it was the first time many readers got to know the work of American children’s author/illustrator Jon Agee. But it wasn’t his first effort by any means; the prolific Agee’s first book was published in 1982, and he has received numerous awards and accolades for his publications ever since. One of these we’ll read, Terrific, is a great read-aloud, what with its sarcastic grump of a hero foiled by a wise parrot. In addition to his many children’s books, he has written for children’s theater and been published in The New Yorker magazine, and his many illustrated books of wordplay are highly recommended for fans young or old of crosswords, Scrabble, or The Far Side. Such works include Go Hang a Salami! I’m a Lasagna Hog! and Other Palindromes; Elvis Lives! and Other Anagrams; and Smart Feller – Fart Smeller, and Other Spoonerisms. In a similar vein and nicely suited to storytime is Mr. Putney’s Quacking Dog, great for audience participation. So come join in with us at The Wild Detectives’ cozy little house for cool stories this weekend. Next week, it’s Bastille Day! See you in the kids’ section!

*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 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 storytime at The Wild Detectives is every Sunday morning at 11. 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.

All ages are welcome.

On Sunday mornings, bring your kids and infuse them with a love of reading.

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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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(Sunday) 11:00 am - 11:45 am


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas