Circle – Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, 2019
Square – Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, 2018
Triangle – Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, 2017
Do you love things that come in threes? Triplets, trike wheels, Star Wars movies? Well if you do, and you also happen to like puzzling picture books whose gorgeous graphics and considerable humor are perched somewhere between minimalist and brutalist, then this is the storytime for you. This weekend we are so pleased to share the new, final installment of dream-team author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen’s instant-classic “shapes” trilogy. The celebrated duo have paired up on prior excellent efforts together (Extra Yarn and the hilarious The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse) and produced lauded solo children’s books and collaborations with others. We welcome existing fans, fun families, and folks of all stripes just looking for something new and fabulous. This week, come join us at The Wild Detectives’ little house with stories that not only garner giggles and gasps of delight but also require reflection. 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!
**Extra-special note for parents: Heads up! At 10:30 Sunday June 2, Teatro Dallaswill be coming to The Wild Detectives to put on a production for children before story time begins. Tlali: When We Were Earth is a free presentation of an approximately half-hour original play for children that incorporates puppetry, costumes and instruments. Stay posted for further event information, but mark your calendars now. Be there or be square!!!
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.