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august, 2022

21augsunKids In The Cliff: Third Sundays August Storytime!10:30 am - 11:30 pm Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words – Ruth Rocha and Madalena Matoso, 1987, English translation 2016

Press Here – Herve Tullet, 2010, English translation 2011

One Was Johnny – Maurice Sendak, 1962

Hello kids, neighbors, friends and families – welcome, everyone! Kids In The Cliff’s storytime is now monthly on the THIRD Sunday of each month, so rain or shine, join us for the August edition at The Wild Detectives bookstore in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff.

It may still feel like summer, but many children are heading back to school already. This storytime is all about colors, ABCs and 123s – perfect for kids going back, just starting or just curious about classes (even the youngest ones wonder where DO older kids go?!?). Tullet’s popular French translation is a boisterous, interactive intro to color, while Sendak’s classic tiny-hands counting book charms with hilarious rhymes and signature illustrations. In addition to the two short books, our colors/numbers/letters trifecta is completed with the story of a child who goes to school and gradually learns to recognize the mysterious patterns of lines and symbols all around as letters and then words, and finally, joyously learns to read. Originally written in Portuguese, the experience of unraveling the secrets of written language is universal, and the graphics are bright and captivating. We’ll sing and have activity time too, 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 there!

*Special note for parents: We’ve brought back the fun for curious young minds and moved the stories outdoors. We have plenty of shade and covered patio space in case of rain, but if it is too hot when we begin, we may hold the event in the kids’ section indoors. 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!

Next month’s 3rd Sunday storytime will be held September 18th, and you can look for Kids In The Cliff weekend storytime events anytime at The Wild Detectives’s events page. 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.

314 W 8th St (between Bishop & Madison), Dallas, TX 75208 Tel 214-942-0108

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