[Dubai, Thursday 12 October, 2023] The anticipation is now over, as pre-orders are available for the highly sought after children’s book of 2023, "Where is Blue Bird?" This remarkable book will be officially launched at the upcoming Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) next month.

This one-of-a-kind book is co-authored by Julie Mallon, the Middle East’s leading sleep expert and founder of Nurture 2 Sleep and Raya Halet, the visionary founder and host of “They Say it Takes a Village,” a locally grown podcast providing a directory of all things parenting.

"Where is Blue Bird?" is an evidence-based children’s book that promotes sound sleep, nurtures cognitive development, and strengthens the bond between parent and child. With charming illustrations by Suzanne Darkan, this beautifully designed book takes parents on a journey to understand how their interactions with their babies shape their little one's brain and promotes secure attachment.

Co-authored by Julie Mallon and Raya Halet, "Where is Blue Bird?" is a delightful book crafted with babies aged 0-6 months in mind. This book aims to positively impact their daily summer routines, providing an engaging and interactive experience that captures their imagination while fostering a sense of adventure.

Mark your calendars for the official launch of "Where is Blue Bird?" at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), where both authors will be in-person signing copies on Sunday 5th November. Join this key literacy event to celebrate the release of this unique book by registering on

Dive into the world of restful baby sleep and create memories that will last a lifetime, pre-order your copy of "Where is Blue Bird?" today at the special price of AED70 by visiting the book’s website at

For more information about "Where is Blue Bird?" or to arrange press interviews with the authors, please contact:

Gemma L'Appanna
PR & Communications Consultant

L'Atelier Consulting

Email: [email protected]

Phone no: +971 555 163 914

About Where is Blue Bird?

Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery and bonding with your baby. "Where is Blue Bird?" is your guide to understanding early childhood development and nurturing secure attachment.

Preorder your copy and join the authors at the Sharjah International Book Fair for the official launch on Sunday 5 November 2023.

About Julie Mallon

Julie Mallon is the founder and senior sleep consultant at Nurture 2 Sleep, she is also a highly-qualified professional with over 30 years of experience, previously a Nurse, Midwife, and Health Visitor (UK). Now Qualified both as a Gentle Sleep Coach and a Sleep Consultant with the international Parenting and maternity insights (now the International Parenting and Health Institute). Julie is the leading sleep expert in the UAE. Known for her regular Sleep Clinic on Dubai Eye and has been published in many regional publications.

Known as the Resident Sleep Expert on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM, Julie takes every opportunity to discuss and promote good sleep hygiene and the benefits of a good night’s sleep. As a clear authority in the field of healthy sleep practice, she is in high demand to speak at industry events. She spoke at the 2022 US Sleep Symposium in North Carolina, USA; discussed sleep deprivation and leadership at the prestigious Leadership School in Armenia, and most recently spoke at the Children’s Mental Health Symposium in Dublin, Ireland. 

About Raya Halet

Raya Halet is the founder and host of They Say It Takes A Village, which is a homegrown podcast that she launched to provide a directory of all things parenting in the UAE in the hopes of creating the proverbial ‘Village’.

She interviews experts across the country who help provide honest insights and trusted recommendations for parents as they navigate this incredible journey of parenthood. With a background in health science and 15 years of regional experience, ‘They Say It Takes A Village’ podcast is a fusion of her passion for motherhood alongside her clinical background brought together to provide a little black book of top tier contacts. With a diverse scope of topics, the podcast dives deep into conversations that need to be had and highlighted. ”We are blessed to live in a country that boasts world-class expertise” says Raya, which she hopes to showcase in her podcast. “Parenting shouldn’t be solo; as they say, it takes a village to raise a child.


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