Join us for Kids In The Cliff storytime at The Wild Detectives on Sunday morning, when we celebrate the first human lunar landing 49 years ago.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – BLASTOFF!!!
We will begin with two flights of fancy from before any humans ever did reach the moon, starting with the vintage gift Amos And The Moon by Jan Balet, written for his own little one and recently re-editioned from the 1942 original. In this incredibly illustrated children’s book, we follow a boy through the streets and shops of a now bygone style of city life as he searches for the moon. Next comes the short tale Little Bear Goes To The Moon, a sweet and funny pretend story from the groundbreaking very first I-Can-Read book: Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak . To finish up, we change gears entirely to read our headlining book for the day: Brian Floca’s 2009 true tale of adventure Moon Shot: The Flight Of Apollo 11. In spectacularly illustrated photograph-like watercolors, he shows children the July 20th, 1969 trip to the moon of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin with marvelous details and behind-the-scenes peeks at NASA, in the spacecraft, and even their families’ homes.
*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 can’t find, 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.