Story hour at many local bookstores is a time-honored tradition, taking children on far-flung adventures and introducing them to interesting places and characters.
In the backyard of Denver’s Second Star to the Right children’s bookstore, story time is bringing some of those characters to life in a new way.
“Well, hello everyone! How’s everyone doing this morning?” greeted guest reader Shirley Delta Blow to the audience.
Between her white spike heels and the teased-to-the-sky red wig, she’s nearly 7 feet tall. On the tiny stage, she towers over the rows of fidgety kids, who are sitting legs criss-crossed on the lawn.