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august, 2018

05augsunKids in the Cliff – Tigers, Oh My!11:00 am - 11:45 am Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Kids in the Cliff - Tigers, Oh My!

Event Details

Come join us for Kids In The Cliff storytime at The Wild Detectives this Sunday morning, when we’ll prowl and growl into the world of stripy tigers. Last week, we read stories about funny friendships, and this week we start with another. Judith Kerr’s ever-timely The Tiger Who Came To Tea is an enchanting and open-ended British classic from 1973, perennially serving parents and kids with food for thought. Just what is that big orange cat up to?

Next we read a completely different tiger tale: Peter Brown’s 2013 Mr. Tiger Goes Wild! It’s one part Where The Wild Things Are, one part The Jungle Book, and a completely fun romp. The illustrations in this kids’ favorite has a bit of Jon Klassen, a touch of the early Provensens and the lush loveliness of the under-recognized Czech Krtek cartoons. The little ones go wild for the ROARS!

Third, it’s time to time-travel with William Blake’s The Tyger. Written in 1794, this is one of the most anthologized poems of all time, and children’s books of poetry especially tend to include it. And for good reason! Kids enjoy its insistent rhythm and relate to the writer’s awe and wonder. This version is illustrated by Kystyna Orska for A Special Collection: Illustrated Poems For Children from 1973.

Last, as August marks the coming of school for some, we will have fun books with numbers or ABCs every weekend this month! We will round out our tiger theme with One Was Johnny: A Counting Book, one of Maurice Sendak’s tiny gems for the original 1962 Nutshell Library, a miniature gift box of reading treasures for little hands, conceived by the author and his editor and now lovingly re-editioned.

*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 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 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.

It’ll be about a 45 minute read with something 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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(Sunday) 11:00 am - 11:45 am


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas