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CANCELLED: Kids In The Cliff - Pretty Iffy Stories!

The Wild Detectives

In light of the recent events related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are cancelling this event. Thank you and stay strong! 


If Apples Had Teeth – Milton and Shirley Glaser, 1960, reprinted edition 2017

The Runaway Bunny – Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1942

Lenny The Lobster Can’t Stay For Dinner – Finn & Michael Buckley and Catherine Meurisse, 2019

Hello and welcome, kids, neighbors, friends and families! No ifs, ands or buts: it’s time for Kids In The Cliff weekly story time at The Wild Detectives! “IF” is a powerful word. This weekend, we’ll explore the meaning of “IF” with stories full of questions, wacky scenarios, a new choose-your-own adventure picturebook and Goodnight Moon’s “iffy” precursor (whose origins trace back at least to Ovid’s Metamorphoses first published over two thousand years ago!). 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 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 usually 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.

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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