Written & Illustrated by Sylvia Binsfeld
A young boy is lulled to sleep by his mother and sets out on a dreamland adventure. He has an important task to perform before the night is through…and we follow along on his magical quest of discovery and transformation.
Included with this book is a short, visual lullaby DVD, directed by Sylvia Binsfeld with music by platinum artist Arnaldo Antunes.
For Ages: 2 – 7
Size: 8.75” x 10.25”
DVD: Approx. 7 minute visual lullaby film
KIDS FIRST! Coalition for Quality Children’s Media Award
Best Film winner:Danville International Children’s Film Festival
Bay Area Independent Publisher’s Award
Because children today grow up in such a noisy, fast-paced culture and are constantly inundated with adult information, even in films intended for children, Sylvia was inspired to create the tranquil, award-winning short fantasy film, Dorme. Soon after she authored the book, Dorme: A Magical Dreamland Visit—with the purpose of connecting children to their inner wisdom, and inspiring their imagination, while sharing positive, messages of love, peace and possibility.
“Dorme: A Magical Dreamland Visit” is a special bedtime experience illustrated book and DVD for busy young children. Described as a visual lullaby, “Dorme” is a sleep time preparation experience that can enable children and parents to embrace a peaceful night’s rest with some mysterious positive dream symbols and imagery sprinkled throughout. After being kissed good night by his mother, a young boy steps into a starry void, entering the beginning of Dorme, which means sleep. He sees floating toys, an unfamiliar house, a bridge and a tiny toy boat with no oars, on which he magically finds himself afloat. Soon he also sees his mother, come to guide and protect him on his dreamland journey. He meets more mysterious people, including the Sandman, and his Grandmother, and eventually he stages a magical release of a dove so that he and other children can embrace peace and love. This signals the beginning of the end of this night’s adventure, but tomorrow will bring another one. “Dome: A Magical Dreamland Visit” is a beautiful bedtime story to be enjoyed by parents and children. The gentle narrative verse and the dreamy gold and midnight blue pictures of magical dreamland experiences are both lulling and unforgettable, both real and magical. One of the wonderful secret messages is “The time to return to innocence has begun…”