Morning Glories – Week 1

Presented in partnership with Dance Waterloo
Location: Meredith Heritage Tree Deck, Waterloo Park
Date: April 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Dance Waterloo for a storybook reading that takes over the body in high-energy and creative dance!

Parents and children are invited to move through the bird-filled jungles and groove through thunderous skies inspired by Once Upon A Book by Grace Lin and Kate Messner. Bring your imagination and get ready to dance the morning away!


Powerhouse children’s book authors Grace Lin and Kate Messner team up in this whimsical picture book celebrating the joys of reading. It’s winter, and Alice is tired of staying inside all day. When she spots a book lying open on the floor, she begins to read and steps inside the book as characters invite her to. She travels to bird-filled jungles, swims with colorful fish in coral reefs, becomes a cloud in a thunderous sky, and more. Her bunny Lovey, transformed into a real bunny, travels with her. It’s a mesmerizing, imaginative read book lovers of all ages will adore.


Grace Lin is an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels and was awarded the Children’s Literature Legacy Award from the American Library Association. Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder. Kate’s books have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections.