"Julianne DiBlasi Black has given youngsters a lovely bedtime read in Sweet Sleep.The story is laid out as a repeating refrain with a gentle rhythm that will help children release the day for the sleep of evening. The illustrations are beautifully done with a lushness that carries through from beginning to end. Each page spread repeats the message of sweet sleep and depicts it in a rich painting that is realistic while leaving plenty of room for imagination to play."
- Judge, 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
"The beautiful images, the soft dreamy color palate, and the tenderly whispered text flows like a gentle lullaby that will carry your little ones into sweet sleep. Tucking in the world’s mighty creatures, under the covers of starry skies, quilts of fluttering leaves and blankets of soft grass all fall to dreamy visions of happy things. This story, along with others, works with SpellBound, a free mobile app that uses augmented reality to turn paper books into virtual pop-up books. See the pages come alive in 3D, along with sound and animation. Reading becomes an experience!"
-Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil - Story Monsters Ink Magazine
Rich in imagination, imagery and color, Award-Winning Sleep Sweet makes a wonderfully gentle and calming addition to any quiet time or bedtime routine.
Augmented Reality Extras On EVERY Page!
"Sleep Sweet" written and illustrated by Julianne DiBlasi Black is the ultimate bedtime story. It feels like it is wrapping the reader in fairy dust. Ms. Black is a talented artist, but she matches her dreamy illustrations with sweet poetry about where other creatures and natural entities sleep and what they dream about.
Wondering whether mountains, “sleep under starry skies and dream of faraway places” will stir the imagination of any child — and many adults. There is an application that will allow the reader to view the pictures in 3D. Perhaps I’m old school, but I feel the technology is not necessary. All the wonder comes from the words and illustrations that Ms. Black created. Rather than holding up an iPhone to view the pages, put your arm around your child and lull her to sweet dreamland by reading "Sleep Sweet" to her at bedtime. 😺 - Gittle Publishing