Introducing App of Sleep: Digital Storybook, Alarm Clock, Sleep Aid

[] New York, New York – The App of Sleep is a unique digital storybook with alarm clock and sleep aid Bold Creative and Meadowside Children’s Books Present An Innovative App for the iPad, iPhone & iPod touch. Based on the Best-Selling Book by Il Sung Na.

“When the sky grows dark and the moon glows bright, everyone goes to sleep … apart from the staring OWL!”

Hush little owl – it’s bedtime….

Award-winning author and illustrator Il Sung Na created an instant classic with the award-winning children’s picture book A Book of Sleep. Now, Bold Creative and Parragon Books / Meadowside Books have brought the book to life in digital form with the release of The App of Sleep for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

The App of Sleep is designed to make bedtime a soothing, holistic experience for young children. The read-along storybook preserves Il Sung Na’s beautiful illustrations of the starry night and a wide-awake owl, while taking advantage of the iPad’s unique multi-touch functionality for a remarkable interactive experience.

The app also acts as a fully functioning alarm clock designed especially for children. Parents can set multiple wake up times with the option to record an audio wake up message. If your child wakes up and begins to cry in the night, the app’s sensor will trigger the ‘hush little owl’ sleep aid to lull your child back to sleep with ambient music, animation and customisable ‘comfort words’. This bedtime journey designed especially for iOS devices will delight parents and children alike. Special features include:

* Multi-touch full colour illustrated ebook of the original text
* Read-along audio for children to practice reading alone or with a parent
* Full-colour animated video version of the story, designed for children to watch on their own
* ‘Ok to wake’ alarm with custom recording options
* ‘Hush little owl’ sensor that allows for a customisable set of comfort words to be recorded and played when the child wakes up and cries in the night

Select Praise for The Book of Sleep Picture Book:

“This book deserves a cozy place on the shelf for reading to children” – New York Times

“Na’s wonderfully illustrated debut is one of those bedtime books that children will likely turn to again and again” – Booklist (Starred review)

“It’s the rare picture book that, upon arrival, feels as though it has been around for years already” – Publishers Weekly, US (Starred review)

“Beautifully illustrated with lush, quirky paintings, this book follows the owl as he watches over the other sleeping animals” – Parent And Child Magazine, Scholastic

About Bold Creative:
Bold Creative is a digital agency that consistently wins the attention and trust of young audiences by building real value into their interactions with brands, organisations and causes. Our move in 2010 into digital publishing has allowed us to channel our insight and processes into bringing stories alive through robust and innovative iOS apps. We take classic and new storybook ideas and develop them into sensitive, engaging children’s apps that stay true to their narrative and illustrative roots.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 415 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The App of Sleep 1.0.1 is �2.49 GPB (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available in the GB store, exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. For more information or to request a copy of the app for download / review, please contact Sarah Flynn or Emily Wallis. For more information about Bold Creative, please contact Martin.Parragon Books
The App of Sleep 1.0.1
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Meadowside Children’s Books, a children’s imprint of Parragon Books, is recognised for producing unique, award-winning picture books which publish internationally and in the UK to great critical acclaim. Titles on the list include Zzzz: A Book of Sleep, Tortoise vs Hare and Ribbit!, as well as fiction for children of all ages, including the Carnegie-nominated fiction title Hidden and the junior fiction series Tom and Matt. The list supports rising stars alongside best-selling author-illustrator teams, and the aim is to produce beautiful and contemporary books that readers will enjoy for life. Copyright (C) 2013 Parragon Books. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###Sarah Flynn
Digital Marketing Manager
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